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ALARM BELLS?

I HEAR NOTHING

WELL, MY HEART PULSE?

NO, THE CLOCK IS A

FLUX OF ELECTRIC CURRENT

ENWRAPPING MY BODY,

POISED FOR ACTION–

FLIGHT PERHAPS?

TO WHAT FEAR

DO YOU REFER?

I HAVE A CATALOG

OF DARK WORRIES,

UNDER GRAY SKIES.

SOMETHING SLIPS

INTO MY BREATH

AND I INHALE DEEPER

KNOWING ALL THE BUTTONS

OF MOTIVATION YET PUSHED.

LET ME FOR ANOTHER MOMENT

STAND HERE IN INDECISION–

I ONLY WANT TO LOVE…

PEACE & JOYFUL FAREWELL.

I ONLY WANT TO LOVE.

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ARE THESE FOLK ANGELS?

IN FLESH & BLOOD

ANNOYED LIKE US BY GRAVITY?

OR IS IT A SCHEME TO DECEIVE

TO HELP WITH THE PAIN & SORROW

AND RISE UP NEXT DAY WITH HOPE?

SOMETHING’S IN THE WORKS

OF MORTAL DAYS & NIGHTS–

THIS STUDIOUS CARE FOR SUFFERING.

A CONNOISEUR OF AGONY

THE SPECIALIST DONS THE MASK

OF EVEN TREATMENT, EYES FIXED.

WHEN FAILURE COMES AT LAST

DESPITE HEROIC STEADFASTNESS,

THEY BOW & WEEP LIKE US,

WE ARE IN THEIR HANDS–

THEY STAND BY AWAITING OUR DAY,

THE LIGHT TREMBLES IN AWE

AND HUMBLE ACCEPTANCE.

THEY BOW & WEEP LIKE US.

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DO YOU MOCK ME?

MONKEYING BEHIND MY BACK

DON’T YOU REALIZE MY DEADLY SKILLS

WITH SWORD & AXE

THIS OLD CHAIN MAIL

MAY BE TORN & RUSTED

BUT THAT’S MORE USE THAN AGE

TAKE NOTE THE CREASES

TAINTED WITH BLOOD OF FOES

MY OWN OF NO ACCOUNT–

I’VE LOPPED OFF ENOUGH LIMBS

TO POPULATE A SHIP’S SPARS–

NO SIR, I WARN THEE

MY BANTER MAY BE BENT

MY KNEES CREAK WITH AGE

BUT PUT TO THE TEST

BEWARE THE VETERAN KNIGHT

ERRANT ON SECRET MISSIONS

THAT DO PROTECT YOUR CALLOW HIDE

KNEEL, SIR, AND SHOW RESPECT

TO A MAN WHO MAKES WIDOWS WEEP.

WIDOWS WEEP

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TUMBLING

SHE WAS ON A SPIN CYCLE

ANTI-WRINKLE

SKIN SOFTENERS,

NO WAIT,

HA, FABRIC SOFTERNERS

CONFUSION OF CATEGORIES

HER LEAD SHOES

THUNDERED

ON THE BASEMENT STAIRS

COBWEBS TREMBLED

LIGHT SOCKETS AGITATED

3.5 ON THE RICHTER–

AND ON THE SURFACE

GROUND ZERO

WERE THINGS BETTER?

DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL,

STARING AT BILLS

SPILLED THRU THE SLOT

A CHARRED DOOR

SET AGAINST ENEMY SIEGES–

TO THE DISTANT BEDROOMS

UP THERE WAS A MATTRESS

AND COOL SHEETS

AND A TREEHOUSE

IN THE STARS–

A TREEHOUSE IN THE STARS

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LIGHT THE FIRE

SHUT THE DOORS

STUFF PAPER INTO CRACKS

THE WINTER WIND FINDS US

AT EVERY TURN

LOOK AT OUR FINGERS

BLUE LIKE OLD FRAGILE STICKS

READY TO SNAP.

COME CLOSER,

HUDDLE WITH US,

UNDER THIS BLANKET,

WE WANT TO SEE THE SPARKS

FROM THE BLAZE

REFLECTED IN YOUR EYES–

A UNIVERSE OF SURPRISES–

ALL OF US TOGETHER

IN SHOULDERED AFFECTION

FIGHTING OFF

THE EXTINCTION OF THE SUNS,

WE TOGETHER FAMILY IN VASTNESS

FEARLESS THROUGH TIME.

NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER FORGET,

LOVE THE LIGHT!

HUG THE LIGHT

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PATIENCE IT TAKES…

HAND RUBBING STONE

MOST OF A LIFETIME

TO SHAPE YOUR MAGNUM OPUS

AND WHEN YOU FINISH

(IF YOU DO, BEFORE YOU DIE)

YOU STEP BACK AND VIEW

A PERSONAL CREATION

AS IF A STRANGER

TO THE MORTAL WORK

AND BLINKING

OLD EYES SEE THE SELF

CRAFTED IN CONTOURS

OF CONCENTRATED GRAVITY.

STONE–

OUR PERISHABLE MEMORIAL

TO A STRUGGLE WELL-LIVED.

OUR PERISHABLE MEMORIAL

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SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT

I WASN’T THERE

AT THE SCENE OF THE CRIME

LATER I HEARD ALL ABOUT IT.

NO NEED TO REPEAT GORY DETAILS.

LEAVE THAT TO THE TABLOIDS.

BUT THE LONG ARM OF GOSSIP

PUT ME IN THE ACTION

WHEN IN ACTUAL FACT,

AND UPON ADVICE OF COUNSEL,

I WAS MILES AWAY

IN A BLUE FUNK

A STATE OF CONCRETE DEPRESSION

CLINICALLY CONFIRMED.

PERHAPS MY DARKNESS

WAS A REFLECTION OF TRAGEDY

A SYMPATHY OF KINDRED SOULS

BECAUSE WHILE WE WERE

IN FACT & DEED WORTHY OPPONENTS,

WE RESPECTED EACH OTHER

FOR THE HARD SCRABBLE

TOTALITY OF OUR KARMAS

AND CONSEQUENTLY & FINALLY

LET ME URGE YOU TO LOOK

ELSEWHERE, THAT FAIR LAND

FAR BEYOND OUR TRIVIAL POWERS.

FAIR LAND BEYOND WEAK POWERS.

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