Say you are a man

Say you are a man And you look upon a child A girl child In the glow of her innocence And a thing tells you that you can do things to her that she will not know So you bid her come And in the darkness of your heart And the solitude you have forged…

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Born again

A man shrinks into a boy walking backwards into water, growing cords that attach him to the body of his mother. Curling into the shape of a fetus, he kicks against the sac that keeps him alive. From conception he revolts against his own body. Back in the body of his father he hangs loosely…

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Something in me broke and I don’t know what it was

something in me broke and i don’t know what it was: a dam or a wall. if it was a dam, then all the emotions – which i never knew i had – would come spilling out, running to shore and devouring the land, gathering strength to tear down your wall. but i see you…

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Never trust a smile

(For Laura) Never trust a smile That little line Curving upwards, Lifting your spirit; That half-moon promising Light for your dark Nights Don’t you know that a smile Is the deadliest weapon Of the wily? That It sneaks up On you, and beguiles Enchants and then Sinks its fangs into your Heart, and lyses Your…

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The Moon poems

  I. The moon The moon comes out to play, Thirsty, it leans forward And drinks from the stream. II. The witness The moon was a witness That night under the stars When I lost myself In you; When the song of nature Became our song and I Beheld for the first time the Face…

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