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heart like a boy
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heart like a boy,
 1
i dream i fly
 2
to the spire of island —
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ride beating flanks
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to land on green sable,
 5
rub the birthstone —
 6
    red stone smooth,
 7
burnt ember —
 8
         reach to you,
 9
         i fear your eyes,
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         my curiosity.
 11
 
 
you hand me
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a golden rope,
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i do not know
 14
how it could be…
 15
boy piss-stream
 16
beads on lilies
 17
how we have bodies —
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                      edge of
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                      living,
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           point of splendor.
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press the rope to me,
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dry wheat straw,
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hidden ember… dream
 24
               of lips, your
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               salt-dry fingers.
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                                                      7.27.03
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this is, like, 16 years old and i don't want to be back in the suicide tube i was in then, but i don't think i can write anything this good now. i write out when i'm squeezed by animals -- like i was at a zoo and i see these pretty animals but we're not the same species. but, sometimes, yes, someone human, and i fall... not very often... less than three fingers... one more than a peace-now V and someone and his small circle which doesn't include me.

9 Jan 17


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