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    When we love we love so good that I think maybe this love could just smile upon the world and be so right that it would, could, fix me. I know we love like a lot of people would if they could, if it meant something right, if everything was just so and woe is me, when you see what it mea...
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    Carnival lonely Darkness holds me, and the northern star looks and feels so far that I think I'm going down, down, down. Then the bitter moon lights in me anew The light and love of few. Choose. Life or lonely? Hold me. And its a spark plug A criminal heart-mug, A sel...
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    Her skin, like burnt scraps of paper in the air, and with so much distress she would then dress. Herself. Always. Her hair, straight as silk, light as milk, and with so little care for the small black girl she might see peering at her from behind a mirror, a terror of t...
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    I didn't choose you But how could I ever lose you How could I know what it feels like to break so completely in front of and in service of another not once but daily and constantly and always for some silly little concern that would rarely matter if it didn't mean you might sm...
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    This is the skin that I saw And from the sin that I draw This is the skin This is the sin This is the tin of my heart. This is the sound of my sex This is the heart which I vex This is the skin This is the sin This is the tin of my heart. This is the boy whom I hold These are t...
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    I would hold you, if it meant a damn thing against the wave of so much sound, tearing at my window in such wicked ways as to keep me at the precipice of sleep so many nights, so many drinks, so many cars blinking the streetlights headlights lamplights and every sound you've only ...
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    He was a neon sign He was a star, shine, A broken blue line across which our hearts ventured. He was an angel blue He was a me and a you He was decent too but we held out him out to dry. He was a given great he was a taken hate he was someone's date but now he's a gray...
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    I am not really in love but only because I never have been nor will ever be, I suppose And nor was it as grand as they had let me think And it's never as good as I suppose A little hearth and home with that drink and with this tidy heart I sink It gets a little better with time, ...
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    Do right by the boy, start on the street and end by the pond, like debris on the streets, wind-rattled and worn, you pursue despite. You're a father, at least, but you should have seen the spaces in between. The cracks in the pavement which you rattle with such fervor an...
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    Great grand oh, to stand and, yes, to hold my hand. To give it land, sand, to gave it stand, to hold some hand, to hold any hand, love any land. I stood. I watched. A tree. The bee. The sea. The moon. The whole world speaking to me. The whole world speaking anew. My lungs li...
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    You’re a lot like those guys On the rafters, smoking on S*** stronger than their hearts, Don’t have much use for it, ready To give up or give in. You’ve got The petty eyes and the terrible, Tawdry affections and affectations, Not knowing much of the Difference between the two. ...
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    He was tall that summer, reaching out for tree limbs and towards the sun, anything in reach, nothing of value to him but something, anything that he could squeeze, press, touch, and toy. With his hands and his fingers, like spindles on the harp or the harmonica. He cleaned the leaves from ...
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    I haven't been truthful. I did not like the book you lent me, on hopes of common interests. I do not like poetry. I told you I did. I lied. I did not like the sweater or the mittens, gloves, socks, the CDs, the DVDs. The candles have found refuge in my waste bin. The magazin...
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    I try but I know it to be untrue. I keep my distance. Some other man, some other boy. But, I do. I still love you. I fell from your fixture. And took with it my grace. Give me something to hold onto. Touch again your sweet face. I want to find my heart in some other hand. Please, let i...
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    Lights go bright, speak tightly, fall back and take the train to the divide. It's heavy in summer when you wait for hearts in heat to expel. But we wait for the light burning down the line. And we say it's been so good and true. We've said all sorts of shabby words, rotti...
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    The neon burn Of loveless, hedonistic, capitalistic Winter nights, Of eyes hungry For love or food or sex. Many-fingered men Grasping faces in The dark, feeling skin. And hands, wiry, On my hip, wanting For more than what I have, illuminating My naked body, holy As it was, on nights Su...
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    I've never done a decent thing, of that I am quite sure. I've never had a decent love, but that much I can cure. I've never kept a spoken word and that much I can say. I've never kept a decent boy, of those I did not pay. I've never said a decent thing and have ...
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    I haven't been truthful. I did not like the book you lent me, on hopes of common interests. I do not like poetry. I told you I did. I lied. I did not like the sweater or the mittens, gloves, socks, the CDs, the DVDs. The candles have found refuge in my waste bin. The magazines h...
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    I’ll tell you I love you. I’ll tell you I’ll quit. I’ll behave well And won’t throw a fit. I’ll tell you I’ll lay down. I’ll tell you I’ll sit. I’ll say what I need to so you don’t uncover it. I’ll tell you I’m better. I’ll tell you I’m best. I’ll...
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    When were you holding me? I hold out my heart to you. Hold me. Take me. Stake a claim. Keep me. When were you holding me? I kept you in bedside thoughts, Spelled your name in my whispers. Kept you in my music box. I loved you. I took you. I shook you, Pleading, “Keep ...
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    I like you. You're unfussy, and uncomplicated. You're gentle in your disposition and I can feel the weight lifted from the circles in which we're spinning. Meaning need not apply. I like your quiet, and the way you can touch my hand and I feel no more than Saturday eve...
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    He turns her over in the middle of the night and she makes for pleasant pageantry. Sleep makes for sudden silence and he dominates the quiet with harsh breathing, oxygen fleeting how that she has a nose and mouth with which to breathe. He keeps her with hands, on her face, forcing word...
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    She exists on chemical miracles, and talks out of tubes Made from smoke. Hearing the siren, she wades in pools, though summer's gone in spades, and she waits for refuge. They fish her out in autumn. But, tired of heeding the warning, she turns back, eyes losing focus on an...
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    Do you understand anything? Do you make mountains from the peels of clay? Do you speak more than for what you say? Can you mend my heart now that its frayed? Can you stand here even though you'd planned to go away? Can you make your mind up so that I only have to hurt today? Do y...

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