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Rouge

at right angles to beauty,

geometry's not my friend,

full reservoirs of make-up

my proportions won't mend

 

other girls seem so pretty

my torso's a basket case

lobster nose, carrot hair,

mirrors crack at my face

 

I dream of drastic surgery

features lissom and new

Romeos on my doorstep

aftershaves in a queue

 

each day flushed torture

in a self-consc...

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FATE

The greatest things in life cannot be seen,

Like happiness, love and serenity,

Anger, malice, wrath and rage,

I'm sick of these feelings as I grow with age,

There's more to life than being locked up,

Slamming dope and running amuck,

Looking over my shoulders the paranoia doesn't stop,

The fun is all gone and the streets are too hot,

Life on the run has turn into a drag,

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The Specialist

You didn't argue with him

Registrars quailed and more than one

Seasoned sister had fled in tears while

He was loaded, a

Private practice financing

Mansion, country cottage, horses, boat

All the trappings

A pretty if fading wife who'd put up

With a lot.

He was in his prime.

Then that bloody virus hit and he was

King no more

Elective surgery on hold

The normal ...

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Less Than Human

Less Than Human

 

Crash landed on this barren planet

Twenty seven forty three

Co-pilot killed on impact

And eaten eventually

There’s no food in the food hold

Incinerated by the heat

I’m trapped here in the cockpit

With the bones of Corporal Lee

 

Got out through the meteor shield

By use of a sharpened shin

That I made into a passable axe

By very careful ho...

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Eye

 

the green light burned my phantom portals 
shut while she who would be next, maybe 
to join that banished host,
waited and wept in her forlorn 
unkempt fearfulness

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