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House Ghosts

Just you there, apparition, pulling arms
out of all the human bodies. Babble
headed right over on legs
stilling the stools’ a-sitting. There
is one way to tell the difference between
true love and true love.

*

Smile’s a rage-rage cage yr
lips a belt. And there I was inside
of yr throat. Incisors plane-work
-ed my shoulders. Scalloped necked.
All-face taken in past yr face by yr
face. Flood the creek of yr mouth when you pull
me right in.

*

Speak-nothing-cold saved Siberia and
prayed all damn night’s conspicuous
dress that mentioned a rain dance chant’s
election night slight. Just
sat-damn a river-up right up to reservoir.
Speak right into the cords of my mouth
cords speak right back into yours. I’ll pay off yr
debtors
, hum the locked lines together, throat / tug
-eye / tug / throat / tug-eye. Yours and mine and
mind a tether.

*

Byway, the shelf of yr noggin, be place.
Hot plate to hot plate fixed a guideline for every
room you’ve ever entered. Jumped in midway
the good and played up. The notching of that last
door frame bonked yr head straight on as if
from above. And when sleep be not sleep be but
the joiner. Yr feet yr feet again
closed eyes paste eyes of the hall of that one
house that one time. Impossible dare, forget chance
light switch location after light switch found. Last time
always the first, the last, and next ghost house to be next
house ghosts.

*

Moon’s explosion. Night-light begets night turned
the you of me all coastline. A cracked in half turtle
all eaten out of its shell left a foot or two feet clawed
to almost gone. I’ve watched a hawk rip a fish right
from the water and pull that fish apart above my own
head in sky in a tree. When you place a suicide eye on
top of a suicide eye they are suicide eyes. When the
mantle inside the house falls into the fire, the fire,
the fire.

*

The by-heart-mandible served the severing
through tongue bite turns tongue into tongues.
Failed language allowed its violence entire. When
speech speaks, the world’s wars are something it
says. How my jaw just hangs in the air exposed
the no skin to cover skin falls off the face of yr head
to teeth freeze outside the house in winter. You ate me up
more then you at me up. When yr owl heart speaks
it sounds like an owl.
Posted 01/02/15
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