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laundry, hung to dry

you carried me away on your sleeve
then took off the shirt and threw it away
leaving me to wonder whether you’ll try me on
again, or will it hurt too much to
touch the fabric i used to press against
every time i folded myself against you

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backdated Post a Day poem for June 20th, 2017

mother nature, 3 years old

she picked up chalk and
covered the skies with clouds
and shrouded the sidewalks with
shadows running long
under the sun

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backdated Post a Day poem for June 19th, 2017

reworded

if i consume enough glasses of wine i’ll
wax poetics from my throat
you won’t even believe me when i tell you
that i wrote that after
numbing my mind with alcohol
i wrote words to forget
(or to rewrite and remember differently)
the words you spoke

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backdated Post a Day poem for June 18th, 2017

to unbreak another

i could rip into you
expose all of the vulnerable parts
of your heart, take away those aches
and pains so that we may gain
some common ground to
walk toward each other upon
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backdated Post a Day poem for June 17th, 2017

blood and being from dust

skinned things, bone and blood
brains and teeth, mashed together
feet beneath to hold us above
hands to grip so we won’t slip under
a tongue, once unbroken, now
stammers and blunders

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backdated Post a Day poem for June 16th, 2017

midnight ancestry musings

i managed to dig into the depths of my mind
to find a current that will sweep me away
and back to a time – the beginnings of
my history line right down to the very first
one who crawled out of the skin of the earth
and reached, writhing, to plant seeds so more
skinned, breathing things could grow

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backdated Post a Day poem for June 15th, 2017

lead

you asked to be written in paint
but i chose lead instead
because you keep changing the
face and lips you show around me
so i’d like to erase them all when
you’re dead and gone
and walk out that door for the
final time, i’ll save the paint
to create a portrait of my
smile, when you’ve reached the divine

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backdated Post a Day poem for June 14th, 2017