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MILLSTONES

  I should just forgive you take off this millstone hanging from my neck I should just forgive you and climb out of this rusted broke down wreck But Vengeance sang while Forgiveness stuttered “Sorry” is one thing you’ve never … Continue reading

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WEEDS

  Don’t get lost in the weeds Look up. Wish on stars Howl at the Blood Moon. Spot barn owls and fruit bats Look up There’s a Rorschach test of clouds waiting to be deciphered as the east wind styles … Continue reading

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PAINTING YOU

  If I were Picasso I’d paint you blue with 2 mouths and no feet If I were Warhol I’d film you in black and white choking on Chicken Soup If I were Dali I’d paint you as you are … Continue reading

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THE ROAD BACK

The road back is battered by your slights and mangled by your insults Use care as downed wires could still be live I’ve been shocked more than once The road back is covered in my tears while drops of my … Continue reading

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COBBLESTONE HEART

My heart is lined with cobblestone streets. At night the clip clop of hooves and the wooden wheels of black buggies carry the dead bringing all my sins and mistakes and regrets to haunt my dreams. My heart is lined … Continue reading

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HOW TO SHAPE A HEART

Into your heart of fine grained red desert sandstone using a claw chisel a pointed chisel and a flat chisel I carved a Temple. When I was young I chiseled hearts of soapstone They are plentiful and easy to shape. … Continue reading

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LET ME

Lord, let me be the kind of person who holds Ruby Bridges’ hand to offer my seat to Rosa Parks to shelter Ann Frank to step in front of a baton meant to beat an old Jewish woman in 1939 … Continue reading

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