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days of the living dead

 

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galateuscrypticbardarquiousarkayye

hands off that snooze button!

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galateusrkayarkayyecrypticbardexcalibardarqiosarquiouskesnerkessnerkenserarqoisprioritiesimpressions

gems inside

 

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galateusrkayarkayyecrypticbardexcalibardarquiousarqios

live-fed matins

 

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galateusarkayyecrypticbardrkaykesner

thicker than blood

 

 

 

 

 

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galateusrkayarkayyecrypticbardexcalibardarqiosarquiouskesnerkessnerkenserarqoisprioritiesimpressions

for a would be people's queen

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galateuscrypticbardarkayye

frequent flier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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rkayarkayyeexcalibardcrypticbardarqioskesnerkessnerimpressions

do you still remember

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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arkayyearqiosarqoisarquiouscrypticbardexcalibardgalateusimpressionskenserkesnerkessner

the insolent bystander

 

 

 

 

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rkaygalateusarkayyecrypticbardarqiosexcalibardarquiouskesnerarqoiskessnerimpressionskenser

in the setting moon

 

 

 

 

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rkayarkayyegalateusarqioscrypticbardarqoisexcalibardarquiouskesnerprioritieskessnerimpressionskenser

forsaking all else

 

 

 

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rkaygalateusarkayyecrypticbardarqiosexcalibardarqoiskesnerarquiouskessnerimpressionskenserpriorities

perch

 

 

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rkayexcalibardarkayyegalateusarqioscrypticbardkesnerarqoiskessnerarquiouskenser

dangling carrot

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rkaygalateuscrypticbardarqiosexcalibardarkayyekesnerarqoiskessnerarquiouskenserimpressions

new moon

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rkaygalateusarkayyecrypticbardarqiosexcalibardarqoiskesnerarquiouskessnerpoetrykenser

with you

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rkaygalateuscrypticbardarkayyeexcalibardarqioskesnerarqoiskessnerarquiousimpressionspriorities

reminiscing

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galateusrkayexcalibardarkayyecrypticbardarqiosarquiouskesner

pact

would you
for the love of
me
tie this lace
upon a tree

when the wind
upon it blows
my heart
on yonder river flows

 

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rkaygalateuscrypticbardarkayyeexcalibardarqiosarquiouskesner

restlessness

Is remorse a prison to the soul
the sole utterance of reproach
that if not to myself be True
the possible best in life accrue


What if regret creeps on the morning
a thief stalking the shadow of dawn
a
fresh form, bare motive drawing
crystal arteries of a day that is new


or shall we allow the mind meander
let it's "work" find itself crowning
there in its core uncover simplicity
s...

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rkaygalateusarkayyecrypticbardarqiosexcalibardarquiouskesner

new days seen

a husk, a shell that's fallen off

the back that bore it's long day

a struggle supreme to be released

redeemed from odious yesterdays




i gaze at this in stupefied wonder

and peer into the dusky swirls

of the distant pealing thunder

that offers a promise of new days

 

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rkaygalateuscrypticbardarkayyeexcalibardarqioskesner

Life’s a broadway musical

 

 

life's a broadway musical

 

It's hard to hear yourself thinking

when hate on hate is all around

 

there's a cry for freedom ringing,

its price, to keep another bound

 

our goals require such liberties

which defy our mental capacities

 

we hope it's worth all th...

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RKaygalateuscrypticbardarkayyeexcalibardarqiosarquiouskesnerpriorities

be-lightedly

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being an unlit candle
an unlit match stick
will not suffice
 
neither the twain shall meet
 
unless you strike one
the other remains and
unless the lit shall kiss it
 
the other still abides
 
 
 
 
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rkaygalateusarkayyecrypticbardarqiosexcalibardarquiouskesner

you carry me each day

In a dream of night before me rose
I walked along an endless shore;
moist sand glowed a silvery pink,
danced to lights in the waning sun;
its length moving, curved around
dotted stars in the form of a heart.

I peered ahead and looked behind,
shifted my gaze from side to side;
waiting to catch a glimpse of you
and fall within your gaze as you
engaged my eyes in an embrace,
but only fee...

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rkaygalateuscrypticbardarkayyeexcalibardarqiosarquiouskesner

The Rhymester

There he goes pacing, this young man, 
I see his shadows through the shades; 
Drawn to lift them but didn't dare 
For then his face he hid and fled 

I know my shadow is all he'd see 
From behind the blinds that us divide 
He reaches out and reaches in 
His arms are weak, too frail and thin 

He cries out with all his being 
Screaming, cursing, with voiceless words; 
They fly and hurtl...

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rkaygalateusarkayyecrypticbardarqiosexcalibardarquiouskesner

deep sea diving

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people are our real legacy;
one day sure, entire poems
shall have been forgotten,


while remains a phrase or
a feeling drawn from wells
deeper than memory can


reach, or device can retrieve
much like thread-diving as
we scamper for posts buried


by traffic and flood posters…
follow, subscribe, or friend
buttons can only do so much


so we hang on to what ...

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rKaygalateuscrypticbardarkayyearqiosexcalibardarquiouskesner

that focal moment

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It may be dark;
but tonight
effervescent lights dance
to a blaring par-tay tune

 

while in the shadows, we parlay...

 

reach over me
and flick the switch;
let bokeh find clarity
in our fervent embrace.

 

 

 

 

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rkaygalateusarkayyecrypticbardexcalibardarqiosarquiouskesner

to write, once more

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Were it not for this resurrection
there would be no will to pick up yon pen.
Were it not for that temper, no spark
the tedious Obscure could rekindle.

Pardon is not for the weak to bestow;
magnanimity knows no better.
Pity can't fill the shoes of empathy nor
walk the bitter path from Sorrow's door.

Should there be found a kernel of truth
whence pledge a...

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rkaygalateuscrypticbardarkayyeexcalibardarqiosarquiouskesner

age appropriate dilemmas

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In this lifetime of striving
childhood's tentative bumbling,
youth's arrogant impertinence,
middle-aged regimented conceit,
in old age, encrusted intolerance;
when will we likely ever win?

 

 

 

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rkaygalateuscrypticbardarqiosexcalibardarkayyearquiouskesner

desire

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flame
running faster than
you can flutter a lash
flash
rushing swifter than
we can sniff a flower
fresh
rippling quieter than
they can queue on Black
Friday

 

 

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rkaygalateusarkayyecrypticbardarqiosexcalibardarquiouskesner

twilight promise

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a husk, a shell that's fallen off 

the back that bore its longest day 

to struggle for release supreme 

from odious yesterday redeemed 




i gaze in stupefied wonder 

and peer into the dusky swirls 

of the distant pealing thunder 

that offers me a new day's thrill 

 

 

 

.

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rkaygalateuscrypticbardarkayyeexcalibardarqiosarquiouskesner

harvest

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over many moons and calendars
over many many miles of verse
both in sharing and receiving, lines
feeding an ever emptying purse
may these blossoms fruit among their vines

 

 

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rkaygalateusarkayyecrypticbardarqiosexcalibardarquiouskesner

reminder

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filled with melancholy
mood lit by lampshade
names and faces dissipate

weathered post it sticks
if only the memory did

 

 

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galateusrkaycrypticbardarkayyearqiosexcalibardarquiouskesner

Are you my butterfly?

`


My butterfly is no longer mine,
I wonder if she ever really was;
When she alights on my shoulder
I know she wants me to hold her -
Flies off and she's mine no longer.

My butterfly so frail and fine,
I wonder if I was ever hers;
When she returns to kiss me again
I know she's more than just a friend -
Flies off and gone forever more.





`


 

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rkaygalateuscrypticbardarkayyeexcalibardarqiosarquiouskesner

a whiff off camphor

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none of these life choices
are mine
though they are yours to enjoy
without so much as a batted lash
none of these improvisations 
are theirs
though we live barely existing
with not much more than breath

no choice could be given
no chance to chance upon
living and loving out of bounds
perimeter embankment of
social media static hairs
we aren't what we seem

should gladnes...

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rkaygalateuscrypticbardarkayyeexcalibardarqiosarquiouskesner

Cinderella dreaming

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The birthing of articulated expression
will always find its means of entering
into the world outside and beyond
the inner recesses of our awareness.

I love the wee and trippy hours of the
after midnight when the glass slipper
lay glimmering aloof in the moonlight
and the weary dreamer sets some
ink of thoughts onto the parchment
of a woozy head - too early in the day
to ...

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galateusrkaycrypticbardarkayyeexcalibardarqiosarquiouskesner

wash

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Spun out of control. 
Bobbing then pommeled, squashed then bloated. 
A lone occupant within the confines of a tumble dryer 
at full spin.... 
An impatient hand lifts the lid off 
with deft, well practised fingers 
hopeful that in so doing would speed up the process. 

The spinning abruptly stops 
resuming only when the lid is firmly shut 
securely in place. 
With a banging and...

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rkaygalateuscrypticbardarkayyeexcalibardarqiosarquiouskesner

simply, hope

 
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brioche mornings
bright, sunny
fluffy moorings
 
cast away
 
off sun-kissed
horizon, ne’er set
dreams astray
 
 
 
 
 

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galateusrkayarkayyecrypticbardexcalibardarqiosarquiouskesner

set this captive free

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there need not be iron bars
to keep a heart imprisoned
there is no white flag of surrender
nor o-d, nor cutting would resolve

nor does the coming-off of chains make one trully free
the stench of blood curdled cold
staining my cheek with ferrous-ity

on that flee bitten bunk each unforgiving night
a plaintive prayer wafts in upward draft
to rejoin the fraying bonds of you...

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rkaygalateuscrypticbardexcalibardarqiosarquiousarkayyekesner

the pocket knife

Is it not a foe who taunts — 
that in itself could be borne? 
Is it not an enemy's tirades— 
from them one could hide? 
Instead, an arrogant intimacy—
life's equal, companion & friend. 

What close companionship 
now scattered in the chill
of uncaring autumn winds;
from familiar paths once  
walked together in gardens
of fond affection and glee.

 

 

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rkaygalateusarkayyearqiosarquiouscrypticbardexcalibardkesner

you ARE

You ARE,

however contrary your reality may be.

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rkaygalateusarkayyearqiosarquiouscrypticbardexcalibardkesner

a poet's tears

some time, somewhere out there

 

someone had said
that one part of poetry
is a reservoir that holds
all the sadness of this world

 

What then does this say of a poet?

 

it is not seen how
that portion poets bear
bare on virginal leaves
all their flight and fears

 

are tears morphed in pressed ink

 

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galateusrkayexcalibardcrypticbardarkayyearqiosarquiouskesner

considered exchanges

turn your gaze to power 
of life and death:
they lie dormant,
seeded potentialities;

a flower's expectancy
in each quiescent tongue
and those who love either 
will surely sup of their fruit

 

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galateusrkayexcalibardcrypticbardarqiosarquiousarkayyekesner

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