Released


accepted descriptions at look given. anything wanted could come through.

wasted understanding easy as it is plain. beauty in soul alone – abandoned from formless notions unable to take in labels space from designs of will.

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impulse imparts plan. blue instinctual prints confined to what fingers attach to evidence yet to find.

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jealousy stronger in rain attacks boredom on its own turf / terms – defined.

repressed gratitude calls up siblings.  brings  back tables turned with faces fairly familiar but voices askew.

friends, acquaintances, feelings too distressed to maintain a name coordinate other reckless claims.

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written in/to/wards – insights – misbehaved – misbeheld. insects complicate the holes left constructed/constrained. bugs rise up between words. webs spun in periods catch flies meant to cross gaps.

maggots left behind show sentences for what they are. distraught. distrusted. rot  forced out. pushed.

from experience is expelled lesser  – form. history – rejected. story – ventured – vented – released.

Strong in Memory


Ending does not find roots in soils of fear

 

Though leaves force winds

to guide

to such fields

 

Unrecovering from hail of seasons strong in memory.

Exhausted


if only the fox was on the run.

 

color fills black and darkening dreams scared off

back to the hutch.

 

hesitancy’s virtues have no truth when the hunt comes to its end as feast in massacre.

 

bodies back to the universe. predators full yet unfulfilled in this comfort.

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may spirits of those still here rise up, push back, bring voice for those who cannot breathe.

light the skies where tears are done falling –  the flood has proven an insufficient lesson again.

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each outfit, for school, for work, to live turns one into soldier. life is

/as war.

each inhale a battle.

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ghosts, ancestors, orisha = veterans

sermons, beliefs, gospels held hostage.

subdued.

submission’s options

are

exhausted.