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Hello World

Hello World

Hello World has the distinction of being the very first poem I ever wrote, circa 1997. hello world,what are you doing on my front step?guess it’s my turn to shine in the spotlighti don’t think i’m ready yet.i still have things to do here in my castlethat you wouldn’t understand.i’m perfectly fine on my own.and…

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Bento Life

It’s a life of tiny shards, make it pretty.Meat, rice, vegetables, fish, sugar, spice.Everything and nothing is nice.The culmination inside another wistful dream.Compartmentalized for a fleeting moment.Consumed like fire in a pit.Corrugated cardboard container.Sectioned off and in manageable pieces.Been ready to walk the road for years.Should have turned left at that last fork.Coasting through the…

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Dwelling on Eternity

Dwelling on Eternity

This is the last beginning. I will not moveforward from here.Draw the line, straight andperfect, use the ink I bleed from my fingertips.Onto your skin, into your head, and out ofyour heart.Dig in and hold the line, retreat isnot an option.It’s too late.The light continues.Won’t you stop and listen to me?Manipulate the King and movethe…

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world out there

World Out There

I know there’s a big world out thereI’m just a girl with striped underwear.I go to sleep every nightCreating lives I’ve never lived.I talk myself down from the dullness of lifeTo comfort me with the idea thatMy brain is the only one to take my gripes.No one wants me because I don’t want themI do…

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Ayy

A small of a soulA symphony of scrapA scoop of stupidA smattering of syrupA scorch of sunshineA sash of silverA shell of a smileA slash of sadnessA shape of a starA star of the seaA stroke of skyA stab of snowA speck of a spotA spike of sentienceA sound of silenceA Song of SongsA science…

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when the smile was genuine

when the smile was genuine

When the smile was genuineCollected all the discontent on my neckChop me up, defenestrate, agitate, lay in waitTuned in to celebrate’Twas a day late, dollar shortDemonstrate the demon’s runWhen a good man goes to warThem Delta blues got nothin’ on meKeep ya head in the past of a life unlitDiseased, knobby knees, if you pleaseColored…

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Zombi

Not the glamorous ghouls from the moviesOr the pending apocalypse from the booksBut the ones who wear monkey suitsPlasters on a fake smileAnd pretends they are not dead insideLike me. I shall never forget the dayThat I lost all hopeSay it out loudCried like an anxious childWho lost their invisible friendRed, puffy eyesSniffles like a…

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