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The Other Woman

I am catalyst
Alchemist of changed time
Transformation of need
At this accelerated
High reaction rate

Catalyst used
But never absorbed
To become one
With progress

Discarded rather
The waste of procession
A cocoon shredded
For a better tomorrow

Somehow…

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Shameless Abandon

There are habits
We call morality
Laws written
By unseen hand
On the infinite limits
Of infinite possibility

Was it my orchid eyes
The rawness of lips
That refused to shape themselves
to the name of your god
That made…

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Once Upon a Time

Once we were a single language
Tasted on two tongues
We knew the landscape
Of words

Upon the edges of crumbling borders
The semiotics of we forked
On dialects of difference
Unraveling meaning

A heart cannot speak
To ears clogged…

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Heartlines

There is a space
When tidal blood
Rushes outward
Pulled past the bruised shore
A moment of emptiness
of a heart unfilled
waiting

It knows
Knows that death comes
not in blows
but rather parched expectancy
in the dry beds…

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Morning

Moon
crescent cut
from taut silken twilight
colour bleeding upwards
cradling the wax negative
of light slipping beneath
the fences of night

Still
before birdsong
and the sound of day
pouring molten over
the eastern shore

I sit
chilled quiet…

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Bedrock Heart

I come upon your truth
Quietly
Unheard in words that
Are casually dropped
Into layers of meaning

There was no cataclysm
Worlds end
In a lowing despair
That is far more shattering
Then shrieking carnage

There was never
Enough space…

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Day Opens

Day opens

Cracking night at the seams
Seeds of light falling
Through rice dreams.

The dripping notes
Of night’s reverie
Are images beyond day sight
Lingering
As tendrils of feeling.

The lost words are
as the pressure of sound
Weight…

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Absolute Love

Your love was an absolute
Which should have been a comfort
But wasn't
Steel-edged, held to a law
All onto yourself
While I messily drew
Equations out of quicksand

It should have meant freedom
Instead it was a trap
Each…

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Alpha Omega

It begins and ends with you
This feeling
Thirsty desire met matched
Drunk with eyes
Crashing through time
Holding space taut
that I might fall
Damply endless
Mirrored in the shape of
your lips
Softly creating my name

It begins…

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Silence

Silence

It is swift softness
unheard wings
pulling a line
of death

It is sharp lucidity
razor revelation
born where darkness
meets light

It is clawed penance
pressed indifference
formed to mete
sophomoric justice

It is cruel love
held hostage…

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A World Made

Time
There are never enough
stretched moments
to cover my naked love
To clothe
To map the contours
Of possibility

Possibilities
constrained by blueprints
to life fulfilled
to boys meeting girls
to bells ringing
and seeded rice dreams
of forever…

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Ground Water

Sometime after
I sat in my car
Sobbing
For reasons beyond
Thought and memory

Ground water hides
The cavernous hauntings
That trickle
Subcutaneous
A hidden wanting

As though we live
Two lives
One in stunned light
The other distant time…

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