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The Abstracted Woman

I’m not an abstract That you can take out of its box And place in a column Total up and measure Against some statistic Of two a week Or 134 a term Or once in a lifetime Or after the … Continue reading

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To All Parts, held

I’m a stocky sturdy bundle of life A live wire Careful, don’t touch me I might burn I might combust Would you explain Tell me? How am I bound? All these bits made before I was born Added to Stamped … Continue reading

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Off Balance

I lost my centre One day it was gone Torn from me, leaving A balance, sheer Like trying to walk on rice paper While making no sound But a silent howl At a nothing At smoke I couldn’t grasp With … Continue reading

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The LeavingĀ 

Take your flags Circled in golden stars Take the proud crosses inside crosses And strike them through Slay your Dragon Until all you’re left with Is plain grey cotton Limp, damp and motionless

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I Was Born

I was born this knot of nerves Of great heat and flux I swelled and ebbed An abundant churning sea And I soaked up all the hard truths And I carried the layers Of frowns and smiles On my skin … Continue reading

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The Final Act

The summer is deadly The woodsmoke a traitor The heat on my back Will surely burn me alive To be conjured back To that time of longing and hate It’s a betrayal Re-ennacted With only me on stage In a … Continue reading

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A Little Life

Under leaves and shadows Dancing over your pale blue And peach Tiny dustings of cinnamon sugar On your cheeks Your shoulders You reach up for me Your defiant arms Curling around my neck Icecream and strawberries, cherries With something else … Continue reading

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