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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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Unknown

It’s like we never met
The way our lives
Dissect away and apart
Lines moving obliquely
Perhaps parallel
But never crashing fitfully
Together

Words are masks
Worn and taken off
By the edges of night
Cheerful offerings
To indifference
While…

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Pretty Girls

If the pretty girls knew
That their faces
Would buy more than drinks
Hands twitching low
Curved cunning high

If the pretty girls knew
That even changed rules
Are pressed against
The rigid edges
Of fair compensation

If the pretty…

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Together but Not

You and I
Are not so different
Eyes shaded
In the same vein

Veins percolating
With droplets
Of time passed
As water

Our lips
have kissed in
memories and torrents
of air and light

We touch
because our bodies
dissolve…

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Expectation

I learned
Not to expect
To gather up whimsy
As though it were
The hallmark of
A truthful freedom

Truthfully
It was less freedom
Than a narrow binding
Of hope

We were the kind
Without
Without events, birthdays
Without knowledge…

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