TAKEN

  What to report? To what port must you swim, in how little can one drown (shallow is often the sister to shady) air is not anything until it is nothing   and nowhere,   (sometimes existence is only revealed through disappearance) – are you someone until you are seen in the eyes of another? […]

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FLAP AND SNAP

  Daddy didn’t now how to say it, didn’t know how to do it, Daddy didn’t know how to ask it, but Daddy knew how to break it, like it broke before, like they broke him before, like they beat him to the floor and the butterfly flaps his wings in confusion in the garden […]

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NEW RHYMES 

  New notes quivering on a quaver, new rhythms rattling through the repercussions of older rhymes; echoes of former crescendos that crashed too soon, convoluted cords that quickly constricted comprehension, reasons now realized to be unreasonable, yet old fears still trickle down worn keys, no longer black and white, no longer wrong or right, (is […]

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ADDICT 

  Slip me in like a pill, ride these waves, this thrill. We are supplements to sensations, swimming upstream; salmon fighters, fresh for flesh, eager igniters. Lick these lips, take me; this pill, me green and you blue, there is no choice, addiction is not a selection but a devouring infection. You are base now […]

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A KISS, INCOMPREHENSIBLE

Day 25; National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo  If I could reset the world I would start it with a kiss on a silent night In the corner of winter, summer has claimed the light, dark corners need our attention more than the sound of the sea and the smell of the sunscreen. If I could […]

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FIRST THRUST

  There in the crook of hope, like fluff caught in the navel, of youth barely tasted, (I had barely licked air) of freedom newly found, (note: first flights often fail) of fulfillment before it failed (before we faded), I am in a bed in Belfast no longer bloody (the city not yet I) no […]

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