Flaw-Proof Beauty

dim dinner and discussion
then kiss the candle n’
drop loose from
old skin,

show me the truth ’bout
every closet you’ve died
crouched hidden

so bashful n’ blind to
your dawn drawn

stand ever naked
and fair and
only for

in all your

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Proud as Parents

hey! we’re so proud
of ya, kid,

such a good little brat,
ya finished each
last bite
of it,

even though yer cheeks
turned a ghastly tone
of whitish grey,

and ya gagged through
last chewed up bit

but look at you!
went and swallowed
it anyway.

hey, we’re so proud
of ya, kid,

your lungs spun the first note of
choir’s tune so gracious,
bold n’ proud

and ya only screwed up
the last bit of it,

though, it seems nobody
but me, noticed,

it’s ok, yer still a good kid but
next time, best bring
the perfect.

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Still Waters

not frozen, just holding a
position and if you can’t
tell the difference

that’s fine-

i suppose that too’s

i’ve got more than a few, but these days
they seem to leave the heart hangin’ thin vines
when it should really be out takin’ bullets
in some futile though noble

but i’m still here,
downed in bathtub,
fishin’ round

a mission.

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Shadow of a Window

dawn’s chill stalks dusty
sunroom despite
protest from
the sun,

a sill escapes her
her window’s shadow
in search for bask
in warmer

despite protest
from the

but he still gets
that window’s shadow
weighed down her feather
with a

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Touched a Sky (Sky Won’t Touch Back)

i really, really need to touch
a sky tonight, but without
the rubber gloves

and i just want to kneel here
at your table, but i’m not
even big enough to
reach above

you’re craving respite from
my intensity i see, and i
won’t believe you

i really, really want to pour
a glass of wine tonight
and that’s why
i won’t.

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Magic Carpet Slide

they stole everything
but his memories and even
those were returned from
the bender a little
fuzzy slippers

it’s alright, boy so loves his sweaters-
a compulsive little snuggler born
with shitty peepers anyway,

lazy eyes on a picnic with panic
but don’t dare you call ’em frantic,
he’s just an old prune bathed
in boredom

pawned off the magic carpet
to buy a run-down Ford
off Jim.

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