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Fragmentary Evidence
ashtray

It’s been so long since everything,
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Rust, romaine lettuce, oxidation,
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A dial of time, the exuberance of swords.
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Set the pace and tidy up, lie, lie,
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Beast and folklore, so long distraught
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In peace, blooms in no particular direction.
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Home along, home despair, end with no “fin”;
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They don’t come witty anymore, just continuous;
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Self-aware burden of choice rot into green.
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The cavalcades once roamed, once thundered,
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Once deposed by parking lots in traffic,
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Lights, klaxons, lacking etiquette on the road.
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Where to? Wherefore? Night constant
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Sweat, beneath sheets, for moans and curling
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Toes, wherefore? A conquest howl.
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Giddy bids for machinations full-time
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Shop clock elevation, identity exploration
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A concerned masturbation with spiritual highs.
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In books live ghosts and striders, quick
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Check, light, gleam, drum, drum, dancing
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Beat: It’s mostly the same, sans dignity.
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Not a bone in my soul, rhythm stretch,
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Not a soul in my bone, picture frame,
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Laugh, no derision; deride, don’t goad.
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Sonic subsonic, the world is a
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Metronome, my will inert, my will
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Back and forth and along and along.
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Listen to your sprain, blue green
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purple accusation that swelled from
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the earth below, crick-crickety-croak
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Accident with no reproach, only due,
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Harden, hasten, harden, recover, hoard
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Reproduce, fuck, folly, fuck, fuck.
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12 Dec 09

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great poem-
I have no knits or crits...
t1e0n
 — JKWeb

thanks! I was worried it was a bit out-there, but I'm really glad you liked it.
 — ashtray

no, it is a bit out there.
 — unknown

you better have another smoke
 — unknown

I wonder if another smoke will help...
 — ashtray

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