Mr. Double Barrel Narrow Vision (through the dark a lamp lit for him)

let’s help us see. disarm the weapons inside we

a hit of dopamine laced with
grittiest of love, then
flooded with life
and gasoline,

in each heart compartment rests
a loaded gun he’s grippin’ soft
’til the slipping off of his
skin lined gloves,

and if his fingers ever taste
bare metal,

you’ll find my face all
twisted in with
shrapnel
of

all debts sun’s dust
shall settle.

image: https://www.ocregister.com/2019/06/19/struggling-with-depression-westminster-artist-finds-joy-in-giving-away-his-work-through-twitter-treasure-hunt/

image: https://www.aaa.si.edu/publications/essay-prize/2012-essay-prize-jennifer-stettler-parsons

Blueprints (Toolbelt at Ease)

written for the girl who makes our house a home.

i’m sorry for each hair-triggered
time i told another spy
or soldier where to
aim and shoot

as though i’d committed each finer
detail of layout’s blueprints to
this sketchy memory-

of life designed by and
that blooms only
in you,

i’ve been relieved my command
over anything, says glass and
its sifting sugar
sands

just happy over moons
to be a mood lighting
her little room.

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Peter Pander (Neverlands Forever)

i’ve always love loved that california
sun chowder served up sizzlin’
fits in summer pan,

oh peter, peter, pie faced
rat deceiver

did you dare love the girl
or did your neverland
just leave her

starin’ empty into telescope’s
glass eye making stars
shiver like lonely
birds.

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Rhyme-out Clock (Mirror Keepin' Time)

fear i’ve run low on
rhymes before
my time,

now i’ve met each word so
many times i forget
the handshake,

that we’ve spooked each bird
love’s brittle limb’s
embraced,

and i’ve danced
to chase,

just never moved with
any real sense
of grace.

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My Chemical Imbalance (Romance in the Balance)

maybe romance’s chemical
imbalance is too much
solvent heart in
acid

biology of my gastronomy
telescoped up the throat
puffin’ out my rosy
penguin cheeks,

like some betta blowfish
with no sun to kiss, no
minnow to brush
fins with

and no sharks to swap
sperms with.

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