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Written by VincentVanEgo in portal Romance & Erotica

Romance at a Price

I had too much to drink

When the cool night air

Mixed with the whiskey

As I navigated sidewalks

Riddled with years of neglect

Between the cracks and the curb

I gained horizontal perspective

The tinny blood of a bitten tongue

Uninhibited and unashamed

Myself, the moon and the stars

The street itself offered salvation

She was draped in deep reds

And wore a sodium vapor halo

It was everything I could do to ask

'Are you my angel?'

'No,' she said, 'not yet'

'Are you a cop?' she asked, scripted

Addled, I couldn't respond

As I watched her quietly float away

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Written by VincentVanEgo in portal Romance & Erotica
Romance at a Price
I had too much to drink
When the cool night air
Mixed with the whiskey
As I navigated sidewalks
Riddled with years of neglect

Between the cracks and the curb
I gained horizontal perspective
The tinny blood of a bitten tongue
Uninhibited and unashamed
Myself, the moon and the stars

The street itself offered salvation
She was draped in deep reds
And wore a sodium vapor halo
It was everything I could do to ask
'Are you my angel?'
'No,' she said, 'not yet'
'Are you a cop?' she asked, scripted
Addled, I couldn't respond
As I watched her quietly float away
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Sinder

You were a magnificent beast

The brightest sun

Against the bluest skies

You could grant no kinder gift

Than non-judicious kisses

Unexpected, repetitious

Without repent and smelled like fish

A powerful white frame

That stopped the average passers-by

To simply stop and watch your gait

Or to remark about your hide

And now against the moonlit sky

You outshine the brightest stars

You were a magnificent friend

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Written by VincentVanEgo
Sinder
You were a magnificent beast

The brightest sun
Against the bluest skies
You could grant no kinder gift
Than non-judicious kisses
Unexpected, repetitious
Without repent and smelled like fish

A powerful white frame
That stopped the average passers-by
To simply stop and watch your gait
Or to remark about your hide
And now against the moonlit sky
You outshine the brightest stars

You were a magnificent friend
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Written by VincentVanEgo in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Atrophy

The broken part you left for me

No longer functions properly

The emptiness reminds me of its cost

Denied a simple happiness

And proven true, this phantom limb

That loneliness rewards the one who lost

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Written by VincentVanEgo in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Atrophy
The broken part you left for me
No longer functions properly
The emptiness reminds me of its cost
Denied a simple happiness
And proven true, this phantom limb
That loneliness rewards the one who lost
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Insomnia's Torment

More often than I should admit

I stare at darkened bedroom walls

In wonder and amazement

Where interloping moonlight falls

And so I stumble 'bout the room

And wave my arms into the night

In round circles, stretched and wide

But to obstruct that errant light

So with deft gestures, true and skilled

I trace the path from which it sprung

I capture the gaze of its source

Within my palm, beneath my thumb

And now to bed I must return

In satisfaction and avail

That I've appeased the demons

Curiosity set sail

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Written by VincentVanEgo
Insomnia's Torment
More often than I should admit
I stare at darkened bedroom walls
In wonder and amazement
Where interloping moonlight falls

And so I stumble 'bout the room
And wave my arms into the night
In round circles, stretched and wide
But to obstruct that errant light

So with deft gestures, true and skilled
I trace the path from which it sprung
I capture the gaze of its source
Within my palm, beneath my thumb

And now to bed I must return
In satisfaction and avail
That I've appeased the demons
Curiosity set sail
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In passing

Eight syllables, I've left to write

I don't care now, but once I tried

If I could write just fourteen more

You should have cared

You could have tried

But now I'm gone for good

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In passing
Eight syllables, I've left to write
I don't care now, but once I tried
If I could write just fourteen more
You should have cared
You could have tried
But now I'm gone for good
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Written by VincentVanEgo in portal Tanka

Winter nights

Cold air fills my lungs

I tug hard at my collar

Muscles spasming

The moon a ghastly prophet

In plunging neckline of night

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Written by VincentVanEgo in portal Tanka
Winter nights
Cold air fills my lungs
I tug hard at my collar
Muscles spasming
The moon a ghastly prophet
In plunging neckline of night
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Dreams

These myths I tell myself each night

Fill me with wonder

Hope and fright

Fragments I clutch at each day

They softly fade away

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Dreams
These myths I tell myself each night
Fill me with wonder
Hope and fright
Fragments I clutch at each day
They softly fade away
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Burn baby burn

Smoldering, thin smoke

Now cooling, darkened embers

But refuse to catch

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Burn baby burn
Smoldering, thin smoke
Now cooling, darkened embers
But refuse to catch
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What if?

Silent is the tree

You and I, ubiquity

Nowhere else matters

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What if?
Silent is the tree
You and I, ubiquity
Nowhere else matters
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Chapline Hill Tunnel

We stumbled down the broken walk

Where roots of trees and leafy things

Pushed deep into the earth

As they are known to often do

Our destination, short at hand it seemed

Yet, hidden by the years

Corroded iron, set in parallel

That reigned in wooden teeth

Decaying, worn and crooked

And entrenched

Buried deep within the hillside

And carved into the stone

By the hands of men, machine, and will

The tunnel bared its soul

Its history determined

Long before I'd braved its depths

Its fate, it seemed, much shorter

Measured still, less 20 years

Since then

For a hundred though, I'd estimate

Commercially it waged

For locomotives that spanned generations

Arguing their cases

Steel and timber, coal and men

Graffiti painted cars

Seeking passage to the mills and to the yards

The whitish quartz stones littered now

Have turned a mottled red and brown

Tall weeds and brush in residence

Of both the gaping ends

Half a mile in the darkness

Rusty fences stand as sentries

Denying us of entry to this ground

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Written by VincentVanEgo
Chapline Hill Tunnel
We stumbled down the broken walk
Where roots of trees and leafy things
Pushed deep into the earth
As they are known to often do

Our destination, short at hand it seemed
Yet, hidden by the years
Corroded iron, set in parallel
That reigned in wooden teeth
Decaying, worn and crooked
And entrenched

Buried deep within the hillside
And carved into the stone
By the hands of men, machine, and will
The tunnel bared its soul
Its history determined
Long before I'd braved its depths
Its fate, it seemed, much shorter
Measured still, less 20 years
Since then

For a hundred though, I'd estimate
Commercially it waged
For locomotives that spanned generations
Arguing their cases
Steel and timber, coal and men
Graffiti painted cars
Seeking passage to the mills and to the yards

The whitish quartz stones littered now
Have turned a mottled red and brown
Tall weeds and brush in residence
Of both the gaping ends
Half a mile in the darkness
Rusty fences stand as sentries
Denying us of entry to this ground
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