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A Butterfly Flaps its Wings

A butterfly flaps its wings
Some other place he sees what it brings
Two distant lands
Takes both her hands

Choose a place at the pane
Steals a look, says the same
Two distant lands
Two distant sands

Find a flower, harvest the seeds
Plant then forget to water it's needs
Two distant lands
Two distant hands

A butterfly flaps its wings
Some other place he sees what it brings
Two di...

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This Morning in Morgantown

2007

Rails clack, the Indiana RR
Midnight, or after
History blares brazenly in this town--

Sleepless, sweating we toss
on a 2 inch foam mat atop
years of green plastic Walmart totes filled
with your broken dreams

You light up again from your window perch
Serpentine smoke permeates 3AM
(and me, whose a non-smoker)

Staring down at dusky Church Street
Rather plain, the way to Vill...

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the red regret of Thomas

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the red regret of Thomas

my fingers drip crimson apologies
but now it’s far too late

I wanted to feel the red in you
to let the steaming  coils
wrap themselves around my disbelief

so when you offered your wounds
I was cautious at first
but needed to satisfy fears

apprehension turned
to blood lust
even as the sticky mess of truth
congealed upon my skin

tears dribbled down my ...

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