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CXLVI.

well i can’t lie
and say
i didn’t daydream
about the
birthday dances
we could share-
each one
getting slower
and slower.

i’ll dance twice on mine-
one for the memory
of a daydream
and one for the thought
of another.

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  • 2 weeks ago
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CXLV.

i hurt and am tired
sore down to the very bones
that would bend and bow
for you.

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  • 2 weeks ago
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CXLIV

i bring the bitter taste of her surrender
wrought with haughty undertones
that leaves the rest of the bottle
for the god damned birds.

she said-
‘drink with me,
and tell the sad
stories that make
you so cold to touch.’

and i sang the song
of long weeks,
of promises and
proclamations told.
of the anxiety
that lead up to the meet
and the revelations
i got to hold.
the spice of holding hands
and the chariots of fire
all in place
the burning feeling
of being alone
in such an empty space.

i told the girl
that i don’t want to love
or kiss, or touch, or lay.
that i wanted nothing more
than to go home tonight
and think of another woman’s face.

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  • 2 weeks ago
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CXLIII.

soft fingers and the cold rain
in moments like this
i think of the smoke signals
the tall, looming chimneys
billowing their song to the stars.
Bright Hollywood wears the suit
with the matching tie he loves-
“it makes me look the smart one,”
and me all the more the fool
dressed in the simple clothing
of a fellow alone and broken.
Nashville calls for me like she did
because i think i’ll find something.
he thinks me twice the fool, then
and wears his suit out tonight
delicate strands of moonlight
on his lapel with the buttons
just right.

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  • 3 weeks ago

CXLII.

missing the curve of you
against me
we just fit so well at night
the smell and the taste
of your shoulder,
the bones of our legs entwined.

how enchanting she is
in my dreams
i fear i’ll be alone for some time
for no one can take the shape
of her heart
as it beat with mine.

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  • 3 weeks ago
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CXLI.

i love you today
the same as yesterday,
and i’ll say the same
tomorrow.

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CXL.

just listen
this whisper
waxes and wanes
into sad songs.

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CXXXIX

live in the arms
of the unknown
let dreams fade

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CXXXVIII.

across the crescent
buried in thoughts
you seem to drift.

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CXXXVII.

i cannot give up on you
but i can feel the strings
and me giving up on myself.

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  • 3 weeks ago

CXXXVI.

here’s to dreams
where you wait
i can find you, there
loving me until the
sad, tired morning.

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  • 3 weeks ago
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CXXXV.

let me taste the salt
of her sweating skin
and peel the layers
of her soft blossom
each petal a tender
kiss- i will reveal her
in the most intimate
of a lover’s moment

let me feel her touch
listen to her moans
sing with the tones
of her ecstasy, and
note when she melts
at the slightest stride
within- i can see her
every supple curve.

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