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crosswalk hopscotch.

his skin is temporary,

so is the whiteness of the paint.

Walk sign is on

Walk sign is on

Walk sign is on

Wait

Wait

Wait

the crossing guard finds

little purple and pink backpacks

crushed.

a last breath of air

for the stricken stitches;

at last, he won't be lonely.

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crosswalk hopscotch.

his skin is temporary,
so is the whiteness of the paint.

Walk sign is on
Walk sign is on
Walk sign is on


Wait
Wait
Wait


the crossing guard finds

little purple and pink backpacks

crushed.

a last breath of air

for the stricken stitches;

at last, he won't be lonely.
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stained glass.

do I find the church cross

situated

perpendicular

to bar graphs and

a lamppost?

fresh flesh and a lightbulb.

numb.

my concoction in cursive letters.

condensation has no preference.

red eye flickers,

or perhaps I always wanted

a rich, red lollipop.

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stained glass.

do I find the church cross
situated
perpendicular
to bar graphs and
a lamppost?

fresh flesh and a lightbulb.

numb.

my concoction in cursive letters.

condensation has no preference.

red eye flickers,

or perhaps I always wanted

a rich, red lollipop.
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what's the best place?

the ceiling fan,

the dresser's handles,

or simply kick the can of air

from beneath the pity she places

each night upon my cheek.

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what's the best place?



the ceiling fan,





the dresser's handles,




or simply kick the can of air

from beneath the pity she places

each night upon my cheek.
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mymourning cup of bleed.

the fork arranged,

four pricks on the forearm.

dip a tendon's tensity,

in the relaxation of my rocking chair.

it's now exposed.

the finest place for things like these.

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mymourning cup of bleed.

the fork arranged,
four pricks on the forearm.

dip a tendon's tensity,

in the relaxation of my rocking chair.

it's now exposed.

the finest place for things like these.
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Pigeons pass

by the eye

in the keyhole.

Small fences,

cut by the blackness

of a barbed choir.

The ripped screen

door for the

kitchen knife.

And her matted

hair weaved in

between wood chips

i need help.

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The tethered body

has to be dragged away

from the small hole

in the big fence.

No voices now.

Just birds as they

whine at the red mess

in their fountain.

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Pigeons pass
by the eye
in the keyhole.

Small fences,
cut by the blackness
of a barbed choir.

The ripped screen
door for the
kitchen knife.

And her matted
hair weaved in
between wood chips

i need help.

------------------

The tethered body
has to be dragged away
from the small hole

in the big fence.

No voices now.

Just birds as they
whine at the red mess
in their fountain.
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his bloody tongue

was his desire for silence

lips burned

rough patches

were the softest

contraction

the gardener destroyed

the weeds

roses have thorns.

soft cut pedicures

refurbish materialistic

mother??

where are you?

pills are my

raft in this blood

perhaps tears

weren't material

but rather forgotten

in the reflection

of her own

knife

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his bloody tongue

was his desire for silence

lips burned

rough patches
were the softest

contraction

the gardener destroyed

the weeds

roses have thorns.

soft cut pedicures

refurbish materialistic

mother??

where are you?

pills are my

raft in this blood


perhaps tears

weren't material

but rather forgotten

in the reflection

of her own

knife
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Deadbolts were the bloodstains

on his jagged teeth;

couldn't afford the effort of a dentist's

office.

Sterile.

"Do Not Disturb" signs

are requests for silence disturbing

to your knitting

and fireplace innocence?

He'll keep on smiling.

Pill bottles are the most scheduled

structure in his life.

Daily dosages line

each sewer

with shallower cuts.

The acidity in the rain

are the popped

arteries,

condensation,

needles don't count.

Labels and warnings,

lapels languish in mourning,

dates are a diversion to division's

indifference.

Subtraction was the sane and same

homophone

that second grade

could never live up to.

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Deadbolts were the bloodstains
on his jagged teeth;
couldn't afford the effort of a dentist's
office.

Sterile.

"Do Not Disturb" signs

are requests for silence disturbing
to your knitting
and fireplace innocence?

He'll keep on smiling.

Pill bottles are the most scheduled
structure in his life.
Daily dosages line
each sewer
with shallower cuts.
The acidity in the rain
are the popped
arteries,
condensation,

needles don't count.

Labels and warnings,
lapels languish in mourning,
dates are a diversion to division's
indifference.

Subtraction was the sane and same
homophone
that second grade
could never live up to.
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depression.

it was a life

lesson

that I should've failed.

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depression.

it was a life
lesson

that I should've failed.
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Who were the drops

from the clothesline,

road signs

permeated through the change

left by

their exhaust pipe.

Precipitation was vacant

moisture occupying,

the driest property.

Real estate,

the fakest plates

will shatter

in the back car seat.

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Who were the drops
from the clothesline,
road signs
permeated through the change
left by
their exhaust pipe.
Precipitation was vacant
moisture occupying,
the driest property.
Real estate,
the fakest plates
will shatter
in the back car seat.
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Fingernails ripped

themselves

to shreds or

sheds can hold a noose.

Punctuation peeked

to decrepitness.

Hiding places hijacked .

the change.

Protruded shoelaces

were sufficient rust.

Thorns wore comfort

away, the most

unnatural.

Attached,

bound

both blizzards

and their blood was cherished.

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Fingernails ripped
themselves
to shreds or
sheds can hold a noose.
Punctuation peeked
to decrepitness.
Hiding places hijacked .
the change.
Protruded shoelaces
were sufficient rust.
Thorns wore comfort
away, the most
unnatural.
Attached,
bound
both blizzards

and their blood was cherished.
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