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Finding Berries in Warm Climates

my standard
my standard is to not be what you want
so dry high
so cry that loneliness
swimming all alone now

we quaver like in school
new found wrinkle now this time
so dry
high enough why try
why try loneliness

my standard
toothy grin not expected so soon
alone blue ocean
alone that loneliness
swimming with you two now

sigh & say farewell
this skin so far no more alone

The Villain Hissed

scarlet abyss call to me each night
surrender everything which to call
sparkledust panting in breath of flight

simple sweet murmur wish to fall
singing oceanic before the blight
surrender everything which to call

stirring sweet snowglobe pure in sight
shocking electric midnight ball
singing oceanic before the blight

slipped a galaxy like on a glass wall
sparkledust panting in breath of flight
shocking electric midnight ball
scarlet abyss call to me each night
surrender everything which to call

Personal Attack

monsters on the outside
crushed apples & broken glass within
the hungriest ghost i know is
selling tickets to my carnival
it’s the only way to cut me down

no truth because truth is a spiral
& circling serpents bite off the truth

clown around the inside
a pocketful of paste without
the hungriest ghost i know is
down down dead among the stones

& circling serpents bite off the truth
too venomous for love
too venomous to be real

for real
real is as real does

Being Gorgeous Me

i sit here in this room
i sit here in this room
this room oh sweet sweet tungsten
this room oh sweet sweet tungsten
tongue stain the barracks black
peach lightbulb blowup bubblegum blew
& spoon decide the icicle train
ribs floating floating floating in the washdamp river of
blood blood blood blood blood
before dragoon so quickly a gopher
go forward fresh sweet sweet oh sweet
sweet toasted cinnamon tie
sweet toasted cinnamon ghost who sews forever in
the stone oubliette you flew into the grey
behind the rolling rolling rolling desktop soupbone icicle train
for never had you gone gone gone

for never had you gone except a bus stop rainblo focusgroup
to scam the daylights out of the forest &
poof pow pockmark picky poodle
kapow kaboom carom around the mulberry blushmirror
& spoon decide the icicle train you hopped on
pop pop click crash bang
& now i sit here in this room with honey biscuits &
a coat of paint, a coat of arms, a horse’s head, geography, cartography, a knitted cap, a cap of bells,
a broken broom to sweep the spasm cinders from your eye

i wish
i wash to rush the sweet sweet cinnamon tyke who toddles
due to icecube etiquette & green green cotton catch
so quickly a gopher
so quickly a shattered spark all shiny shoofly shutdown
& spoon decide the icicle train
go forward fresh
go forward fresh
sweet toasted cinnamon ghost of chains
a change of view
of puppet strings & wax parade before dragoon so quickly a gopher

go far in life
go far in life
but miss the crimes you spy at night
while i sit here in this room

Stopping in Parkville

what are words anyway?
what is confidence?
what is love? fear? complication?
how does the rose know the sun?
why is the rain?
why am i not in love with you?
why does a cat leap?
where is my mind?
where did my innocence go
& can it be retrieved?
are there tickets for the show?
is blue the best i can do?
why does my head hurt?
what are words anyway?
what’s with today today?
why aren’t you in love with me?
where do we go from here
& where will we end up?
why is my tongue sore?
how can i keep going?
is blue the best that i can do?