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fatal MoMent
AlchemiA

our heroes are conflicted
 1
hanging cross-wise
 2
strangled with choice
 3
 
 
pock-marks on their skin
 4
topographically hardened by
 5
their spirit of humanity
 6
 
 
from their urge to merge
 7
with its incessant need, a feast of senses,
 8
vital moments in the grace of salt-sweat
 9
 
 
the sticky sand in her bathing suit
 10
fingered open by an eager bull-dog marine
 11
there on her beach of girlish dreams, he'd
 12
 
 
leave her shivering in anguish
 13
choking with catholic guilt
 14
while the child she was, lay bleeding
 15
 
 
she sacrificed herself;
 16
probing her wounds, over and over
 17
for some strength in the sore spots
 18
 
 
she couldn't avoid the larger mission
 19
by going into caves of martyrdom
 20
to float away on some dark ship of no return
 21
 
 
she didn't understand social expectations
 22
so became wrought by burden
 23
at a loss for words
 24
 
 
she'd refrain from back-room surgery
 25
not knowing the cold-cut of stainless steel
 26
nor redemption from her mother religion
 27
 
 
her blood retreated in shame
 28
the lock was on the door
 29
she bore me in the secret fear she couldn't bear anymore
 30

13 Jun 14


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