You had to be there under parking lightswith cigarette smoke clingingto your clothes even thoseold sneakers you saved up forbefore you lost them in the lakewhen we went fishing.The village didn’t work that dayeveryone just stayed insideand looked through blindsout at the empty townafraid to utter anything.The older brother smokingall that he’s got left and […]

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Conversation Piece

We’ve got to talk aboutthe important thingseven when the moongets splintered offinto the outer galaxyaway from usand nothing is the same again. We can’t forget aboutour history by only clarifyingwhat we would like it to be,and burning everythingwe cannot make amends with.There is a peach pit in herhand that she is holding outas if to […]

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A right of passage denied like lightningsplitting trees apart in downpours.Young people who never met beforestay up all night on a train across the countryand tell the stories of their lives,exaggerating everything. Cutting the leg off a frog you found deadin the gravel with a pocket knife you stolefrom the junk drawer to see how […]

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You control the size of your worldno matter who else tries to tell you any different.With that I would suggest you keep it lightenough to carry over mountains.A kind of decoration laid in every fountainyou can find across the countrysidewhere the brick roads turn to concreteand the echo of the mall musicbounces off the surface […]

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Shading In The Painting Of A Shootout

The same handful of facesrule the streets between our housesand the freeways that connectour towns together.Like the girl who is out of everyone’sleague but occupies the mindsof all who see her.Heavy industry like a panel of titanswho chain smoke and slouch behindthe grocery stores we shop at to ignore them.City apartments where you can’t tellif […]

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