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you shall carry me
with ribbons on every side
repeating the same timid cry
through the silent-roaring ocean
into magnificent rooms and halls.
i drape flesh / tailored to fit / the body of one / woman / / my scissors / honed / to the sharpest / edge / / i keep within / the…
what is the strength / of a man / the purpose of him / compared to / the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station / a facility / averaging over…
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on the last day of the rest of our lives
the skin hunger for you on me / is a slingshot into sunshine / our faces covered to god / our love a blank rhythm / in a cloudy silence / of…
blood in the water
i shrug off rust there is lust in my blood stream sweet marrow these narrow tomorrows relentless on my joints my figurative speech beaches whales…
brine and mist and fine foam
when i think of us i think of friction the minutia of / movement etching our corners smooth until there is no blood just the polished response of…
kill me please / i won’t tell a soul what you’ve done i won’t let the love come undone / if the measure of price is trust let maggots breed let…
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