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air hugs

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but all I can give them now are air hugs

Self Inventory

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Life, like a kite string, is slipping out of your hands

Elegy

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Each angry man leaps from a boy tempered by existential harm.

Neural Tones

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--"Look at us," she murmurs. "Tristan and Isolde without the adultery." --"Well, you can't have everything." --"No? I heard otherwise."

A Jovial Saturday Sight

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No twinkle- so, planet, not star./ And bright, so either Venus/ or Jupiter. I’m guessing, Jupiter.

solace

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the frost has made all tender greens bow

My Coyote

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I say her- it might be him-/ but from a distance I supply the details I prefer.

Girl With Glasses And Skinny Fingers

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Girl with glasses and skinny fingers playing with wires

dream girl

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friends come in dreams

Not as a Poet

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She's not a poet, but does she have to be? She comes to the reading to read the poems of her recently dead husband, for she made a vow: that she would read his work at an open mic. Now she is keeping her word. It's her way of keeping him alive or maybe it's his way of…

It's Tough

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got the space heater going in the desert got a lot of space out there somewhere

Not Death but Decrepitude

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A bedridden ward of the state,/ warehoused in a nursing home,/ unable to drive to the liquor store/ for whiskey and cigarettes,

Sartre by the River

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with secrets and the scent of grass

leave the dog, take the cannoli

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he who laughs last is probably a dumbass fuck

October

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For a few/ vivid weeks, deciduous shrubs and trees/ will seem to glow like flames and embers

Trompe l'oeil

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After her grief had subsided, the wife felt immediate relief. / Suddenly she was free to abandon or pursue loneliness

Variations on a Theme

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Your confidence would amuse me.

Blades of Grass

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What are the odds of August rain in Texas?

Jangling Note

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The art of boozing can't redeem a bastard.

Two Dog Poems

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maybe a day in deep winter

Moai

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Rain and wind and the pecking of birds

Come Monday

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“Have the cousins arrived?”

I Take Out The Garbage

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I Take Out The Garbage

deja not

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I haven't felt my soul leave my body

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Dread and drudgery sour each day

Cut

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Effluvium is such a lovely word, so hey surprise it covers rancid butter, vomit, fertile gingko fruit trekked in from the pavement.

Bones

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Got something inside me hard as nails keeps me walking upright ain't never failed

There There There

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i hear the boom boom boom in the room room room

Emily's Letter to her Husband's Lover

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I almost kept him on the shelf with all the trophies.