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flinging after words like a dead man,
desperate to spit them out because
you know you’ll never talk again,

most of our speech is about the absence of speech,
most of our love is about the absence of love,
most of our fun is about how

we lacked before in our lives,
and how, now, we uphold this
as a model, a diagram, pomegranate seed

of comparison, pandora’s jewelry case,
we have to entertain ourselves
and in the process we made art by accident.

(friendly fire, hold flame
and horses, we don’t know
what we’ll keep, ever: tame temper,

topped, optional. a record of games
who’s noble, fence
and [s]pawn)
Posted 07/10/10
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