Forever Home

    I have not found the place, Where you and I can finally be at peace. The one with the white picket fence, The dog, the cat, and the kids: two-point-three. The one you dreamed of when you met me. The one I might have promised mistakenly Thinking that I could provide. A place …

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Unforced Errors

Unforced Errors Self-inflicted wounds are the worst kind when you know the hands of your attacker will fail yet again to handle the moment of truth, to record the last out, to stop that slow dribbler coming up the first-base line; A freight train on the express lane rumbling down the tracks. Your feet staked. …

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The Merge

You and I Walk a darkened road; shadeless, Dimly lit by a street lamp, That we have yet to reach. You from that side, along the wall. Me from this, along the curb. You on the right. Me on the left.   I anticipate Your fear With mine. The one that knots my guts, And …

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Aubergine

He appears before me; Cloaked in aubergine. Meters of spun cloth; Cut, creased, and tapered; To say forked things.   A diatribe in soliloquy; Sounds all the more convincing.   I once stood as he; Bespoke, bold, beautiful, Undeterred by truth, And followed him confidently; To salvation, to perdition; Happier either way; Than where I …

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