Poetry Blog by Patrick Kennon

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Antifreeze

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Goodbye dreams, you have left me for the last time
Phantoms in the boxcars of my mind, screeching down track
This first taste of cold is biting at my back, and I can't run fast enough

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Ardea herodias

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Emeralds swimming under low water crossing
Cypress roots give footing to rushing water
Lines and hooks, tokens shook from biting mouths
Striking south, towards sea, would walk blindly
To where brine meets, take a seat, wait for curtains, repeat

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Sleeping among spiders

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You show me how
loving and gentle
I want to be.

Own slanted hand against me,
eyes tied behind
my back.

I'm so tired
of my own
damn self.

It woke up,
just now,
and it's coming

for you.

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Bacteria culture

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Cannibal soul, eat up everything, push out poison
Convert caloric content into hate, burn with it
Strike out blind, walk reckless in the night
Snuffed out lights in the primordial gloom
Neanderthal watched homosapien pronounce his doom
Sinking into rotten blooms of hyacinth, half hearted resistance
Guess I'll just drown

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Umbilical

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Bodies in the shape of dollar signs
Distorted black tar cigarette eyeliner
Another pack snuffed half smoked
Another lineup of tablets,
why do the colors always
change
Blown down sycamore leaves weaving patterns
Laughter and lanterns, sitting outside the glow
Moths covered in ice crystal italics
All the plants dying in her garden
for the last
time

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Slave of the flies

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It's coming now, quickly, in the twilight eyes dialed
Wild, child grown on drip plastic poison
Smoking coffin nails in our boredom
It feels like a kiss every time our sight meets
Fat dying flies speak louder than me, shouting wings
Hope clings to anything with traction in its seams
Blow another gram of the dying American dream

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Skeleton music

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Shaking with hands on wheel, white knuckle
Buckling under, finally feel like giving in
Manic mistakes repeated, sanity retreating suddenly
The fluttering of my heart is familiar by now
Biting lemon faced sour, eyes showering tears
Trying to avoid my own face, beware all mirrors
Another night of caffeine, capped with handful of pills
The sink water spills down beard, I'm lost, but close
Loc...

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Burn white sage in every corner

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Invading with paper mache swords
Paper rattlesnakes, yellow flags
Blood runs thicker, red down stitch 
Ludicrously looking for loose cigarettes under the seat
Rinse and repeat, dig in, position, overlapping fields of fire
Intersecting in the wire
Blowing ash off the tip of Camels
Down the drain is where the plan goes

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Corduroy

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Finally it comes
In waves of pill wrecked anxiety
I try to see another path
An alterior motive
So we've tried to dig deep
But the water is draining from the lake
And the fire is burning on her surface

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Acirema Tales

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We are biting the hand that feeds

lies

our own unmedicated self

takes control

all is lost

tamed with little shots

haldol on the rocks

you snore in locked padded rooms

naked

entombed

staring at the ceiling like sunspot patterns

Okinawa paper lanterns

all the pretty colors come back

acid flashback backcrack anti aircraft point blank execution

children locked...

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Sleeping in the rain

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Another drunk poem between headphones, static & blank screens
surround me
Awoke in the morning with a gamblers smile, like seagulls flocking,
resting, gliding
Broken, crushed, words like quiet jokes until that last whisper under
dirty sheets in a cheap motel
Yet we sip our poison and smoke our cancer, brothers and friends crammed
into closeness
Smiles spent on the eyes of those to lovely t...

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Glass skull ashtray

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Digging for thorns with toenail clippers
Picked scab scars, put there like dentures
We bent the whole frame out of whack
Combusting jet fuel with a straw
Alien in the claw machine game
Waving arms in the darkness, the strangle choke of nothing around you
We found two, heart and mind, not places to change but places to aim
Crumple up that trash, mix up your garbage, I'll show you mine
Peeli...

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Mule deer lights

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Headlamp illuminates glass, fear has passed like summer showers
Hours and hours of waiting for you, dandelions grew in pace
A face, name forgotten, incubating heartfelt goodbyes
Forever cries to the moment, forward movement, unconscious atonement
Blowing it, down and destroyed and dead, call it a solution
Solvents fluid, plastic, pollution, unscrewing the lid to the genie jar
Listed over to ...

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Room for creamer

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Eyes gone dull, receding into comatose
Fingers full of dirt and hope, spinning sunflower
Power and lack thereof, the perception of those above looking down at the masses
These clashes seem to me, a supply chain theory, I want what you got, bombs pour out
Military industrial ore, we pour out the lifeblood of our children for soil
Foil snake, famished toil, napalm boils your tea
Three, one two...

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Spoken

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Wrote it down a while back 
in the crawlspace
of memory
Woke in a strange place
with blankets of
strange cotton
Winter sheets and tired eyes
the broken space
between a footstep
Play it again in my head 
for a while

Spoke for the white sand at midnight
Where I parted ways with all of it
Still remember nothing

Empty places between the graceless days
of blinked pupils
Empty space...

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TinSqr

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My fingers are turning into bugs and talking to eachother
chitter-chatter legs sawin'
SAW mobbing, spraying darts 725
per min
Good times and sin, splayed soulless 
on the street sobbin'
Lobbin' handgrenades in the darkness, heartless
Target, large and approaching, less man than machine
Sent to roll over you and me
The nail that stands up
will be beaten down

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Waterboard

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Gravel floor flip flop skidding
Soap on the tile
File down, contour
Cut out all the
fat
Sharp knives for that
sawbone skinnin'
filet mignon
A dance and a song
sell it at a fools price
vermin and lice
burn burn burn
Make a berm all around the structure and burn all the cockroaches out
Easier to go about, exterminate, refuse to think about
The consequences of the new plastic era
We're...

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Dark coffee sugar

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Blacked out bean water, liquid lucidity 
The city sees both sides of us, undressed emotion
We're constantly in motion, flung forward
Violent in our boredom, brooding over broken brooms
Our tombs will be made of limestone, come home prodigal son
Come undone around the seams and scream into the nothing
Life is blushing, in her youth, soon extracted, rotten tooth
Corpses in the kissing booth, ...

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Burning Thyme

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Exhaling, another night of smoke and nothing
songs on repeat, moving forward
at a snail's pace
amputation
footrace
We loose lace our lives into liver sandwiches
Prometheus laughs at us
how many times do we
have to touch the
hot
pan
It's one in the same, man, bandstand my soul abandoning the shell
crispy Cicada sound
swells
rushes
Luscious, this feeling of sitting here
over smoke, s...

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Autopilot Breathing

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Nicotine and caffeine, burning tire, no traction, in the rain or sun the same
None to blame, blemishless, buffed into brilliant sterility with hot sauce
Arcane toss, dice tumbling, rice pummeled in stainless machines
Bleach disinfects, cleans, the picked scab blood out of sheets
Tattoos on feet, a whole bunch of shiney nothing
From deep we spasm up, cramped leg kicking for air
Only one care ...

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Green star cluster

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Sipping red juice, cigarettes leaf loose, filter tip flick brush fire
The truth from a liar, a bullet from a Steyr AUG, hitting meat
The mercy seat is open, we're still hoping on a miracle
Melts away like summer sun creamsicles, removed like tonsils
Swerve low sweet cherry fly, come on through let's get real high
Forget about the world and the hurdles jumped through to grow old and die
Const...

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Tilehorns and a hundred flies

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Pulling out thorns gone soft, near the chainsaw sew up
Blew up my mind, didn't even need a bullet
Then sold it, my soul kid, for pharmaceutical potions
The quote ends to suddenly for me, please see my hesitation
Elation when something works out, second guess my second guesses
Less is more, depending on circumstance
Chlorophyll competing for cramped canopy 
Sanity slipping sideways, seductiv...

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Hyacinth

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Uncounted words on the page, attempting to mimic brilliance
Predictable as playing Russian roulette with an automatic
Forced sterility, impossible as drawing a straight line
The wrist won’t comply, simply cannot, no reason to attempt it
We fool ourselves with second hand ambition, discard our
own greatness
Quiet and sublime, carelessly letting our spark burn out
Do you remember what it was ...

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Dizzy

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Natural uncut light gray diamonds
Fancy gray diamonds
Fancy on the value is the bid range
Light, fancy, intense, vivid
Clear cut the soul bound forest, dark diamonds are cheap
Congolese slaughtered by the heap, life is cheap, wound channels deep
Machetes replace laws in Sierra Leone, eating the hearts of children martyrs
Love of life bottled in 101 Wild Turkey
It hurts to hurt, see? Questi...

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Bimaculoides

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A tumbling river of psychosis, towing me down the line

Finding the speaking tree, where the levee bends skyward
Eyes open we shelter shock our dirty socks into piles
then flop down in arms spent days in 
  shaking for longing
    longing for being held

A strange place to find yourself, down this road tonight
Bright lights on tip toe through the needle sharp live oak
Cough up and choke on...

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Red shift, blue shift

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Slender spider striking, straight from center

The concrete re-enters the common points, 

impact retracts skin layers, blood on white 

toilet paper

Bent butts on the broke blue table, redshift

reason into regard once again,

our brains spiral and spin,

define truth my friend

It's all about what you make it, sabers and layers 

peeled back, full frontal attack

a mouse in ...

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Marlboro 27 100s

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From the entanglement of odds we arise
From the bounds of possibility we define
A species aware of time, passing the story onward
What goes unheard, how many Einstein kids pick up AK47s daily
How can this be, in the age of air conditioning, throwing away food
No safety net too, just fall through, hitting every branch on the way down
A king with no crown, hurt all the queens who kept him arou...

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Dandelions

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Dandelions growing out blind eye sockets
Lose clutches of speech crutched up concertina wire
High flyer, blind buyer, accepting all risk
The vessel plunges, then lists, blisters on fists
Two tone tracphone tied up in to many things
The possibilities sparkle and teem, little salt waves
Potassium possum plunging into your pressure points
Cold water anoints bloody brow, wonder how
we got here
...

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Pockets full of posies

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Word weary, near ropes end, cannot fathom how to send
a reply
Every day I just try to make it, set a goal and then 
break it
Find my claustrophobic corner and disjoint your 
shoulder sockets
Clutching a handful of loose
love lockets
Taken out of pocket by a bot, kid, cyborg babies born
half copper wire
A used pile of tires, rubber and gasoline and burning,
the whole damn world
yearning...

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Seppuku

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Hot weather sweat drag
Swatting at flys and nothing
Looking for something to get you through
Collecting morning dew on your ripped shoes
Trying to understand the blues like B.B. told us
Lovelust, leaking from my eyes when you touch my shoulder
Pitchers poured, ideals gored, truth twisted taut
A lot that could go wrong, all over the world getting lost
The bugs will outlast us, the way we're...

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Lemon seeds

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Spitting lemon seeds on cold tile,
unwind slowly
Spitting into breeze blowing hot,
beams beseeching me
Blowing down my innocence,
what's left
Blue button good luck charm,
skinny nylon
Scraping by, learning to fly for the
first time
Water, add lime, concentrate, charge
a dime
Another way, another time,
sucker punch silence
Ice for lunch, leaves for dinner,
recenter self
Pouring from...

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Trashtruck bhat

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Gravel sound under ragged black Vans,  no sole
Dug out the snow packed around your perfect pink heart
Another dart blowing out a spark, triggers pulled
We try to take hold of our lives, but forget so many angles
Life dangles by a thread but all we see is red,
charge


Sorting through the mandarin peels you left in my bed
Taking another smoke right to the head
Outlines of your hands on gentle...

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VA pill bottle

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Back to the wall breath, coffee cigarette plaque stink
Memories of the skate rink, connecting the crossword 
Yelled but not heard, trying to cut a word in edgewise
Your chest falls, only to rise, rise again, loving you like a friend
Foolish fantasies of my own something, anything 
Concrete corners turned soilward in a soft snow
Where did the time go, how did spirits get so low?
Brain lost i...

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Lucky

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First morning cigarette
Button on your wrist in navy blue
Finding ways to manage life
without you
We flew together a long way
Now I dont know what to say
where to land
Maybe kamikaze into the giving earth
Some things don't hurt the same anymore
Face down on the floor picked up more times than you can count
Real good at getting lucky

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Origami hawks

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A bowl of water, dip your hands
A bowl of rice, share
We're not going nowhere,
unless we do it as a
team

Unlearn the violence,
come on, just try it.
Let's get back to being forward
And stop being so formal
about this species, us.
Comparing who has the biggest stick, who can send the next rocket, fuck all that shit
At the wall, spit, spitmask flashback VC1
Being locked in a chair was no...

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Newport 100 Bugs

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Bugs coming out of my nose
Decaying dreamworld
Utopia is lost on us
The future screams out at us
Our children scream out to us
What are we doing!
What are we losing
Every callous day
2 cigarettes for nothing
and an empty coffee cup
Whoever you are I hope
you're ok tonight

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White Krylon

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Dust up your nose, dreaming of a hose, just some fucking water
Trained for the slaughter, sons against sons, daughter against daughter
Finding reasons to not alter the course of things
We lose so much, it bites and stings its way into our lives
Natural change and decay, fundamental loss
Like pulling a tooth out with the floss,  accidental bleeding
Copper in your mouth and the rain is pouring...

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Lantana Lights

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Under the pretty lights tonight
again and again
Under the canopy, green and screaming
give us rain
Simple beast has found his fragility
incarcerate my soul
A blank spot in the road, driving
manic teleportation
At new station biting at broke ends
good friends lost
Texas late winter frost, gutters breathing
constrict and confuse
The men in silk shoes are climbing the ravines
little shad...

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Frayed knot

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Be water, gathering
The scariest knot is a frayed one
Because it's 'fraid of nothing'
Slumpin', back alley blacktop lavalamp
Soft, damp, been raining I guess
The storm came out of the west
tracking sideways
Byways, through the backroad be gone in a second
Just depends on if you wreck it
Nothing can resurrect it, this feeble thing
Bodies gone limp and cold in your eyes
A frayed knot for ...

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Grasshopper music

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All the China plates got used for pepper water
Soft grass tufts ripped from ground like broken thunder
You step into air conditioning and start shivering 
You step into new pharmaceuticals and wonder who you are anymore
Wonder about the score of the game, no chance to remember
The outcome is an ember that will surely burn out
Like as a kid catching trout, cutthroat, brook, brown
Those roost...

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Spider strider

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I'm good
When I can keep it together,
Pharmacy targets me, draws in
like a spider spinning silk around your collar bones
Two tones, grey and tar black
Neutron star of darkness for a soul
Machinegunning made me not want to kill even more
Settle what score, what we fighting for, should be given for, smoking, parallel alley paragliding, precision parts parked in plastic. The meaning of drastic...

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Her

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This one wild eyed child, 
with the breath like
gin, 
those cedar branches between teeth, 
those handfuls of eyes, 
those broken whispers and spit on my eyelashes, 
a kiss between a day broken like cigarettes in the package.

Could you make love to a series of words, 
or a painting on the wall, 
or maybe a laugh between dirty sheets where our skulls bounce off each other, 
could you love ...

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Cauterized wire heart

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Everything is too damn dollars
Pills swallered'
Tar shot up
We snot up crusty mornings
Spent in mourning
Miss you Skeeter
Open coffin never stopping words we flossing
Learn to be a boss and casually deal with loss
Find your cause, a little bit of it, bite in the hip of it,
don't let go
Take a ride, see the show, you could die tomorrow,
who knows?
Don't skip the snow cones, lots of syru...

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Where did we go?

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Moon spilling through a cloud, east
Eyes locked in incense spirals
A lovelock of moonstones
Ideath worn proudly 
ideath worn quietly
Someone on the other end
breathing and her
Something between
like a rod of tired wind
Silent wind

The type of wind that blows down
egos and 
dreams
and all ambition
ideath and trout
and i and the letter


And somewhere behind it all
An inspired lover
...

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Bipolar depression sadness

The moon is shooting lightning bolts

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A word that screams, torn
A child that's born, into hunger,
ribs sticking out
Coming from under is a real thing, violence too
How violent would you be if you was hungry too? 
Selling our health at a chance at a lie
Credit card bills and new drugs to try
Settling scores with no reason why
Killing eachother over eye for an eye
He's human too, just like you
Think about all the things he wen...

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Eyelash Feather

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Love lost stoner, quiet loner,
what are you reading just now?
Gentle mother, sister, brother,
help me learn to forgive one another
Blunder, come out from under
your rock
Wash up, put on some new
socks
Wash your gentle love
locks
Long eyelashes and rock, crooked
corrupted slop
Just taste a drop, tip of your 
tongue 
Exhale your lungs, we are all
one

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11:58 and a stack of pennies

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Patrick Kennon   Poems  

Jan 2012

11:58 & A Stack Of Pennies

Living life with everything you own stuffed into bags, two of them, dragging yourself 
along 
Living for that hour on the phone, once a day where you can really breathe
again
By blind luck or some odd chance I stand barefoot on this cold, tile, floor, 
tonight
Coughing out the last drag of a cigarette, waiting for the last...

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10MG Tab

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Collarbone cleft lip love locks, high socks
  A stone in your back pocket
Finding our pace, our place, tied up loose lace
  Lost cute space case
Divining fate with roaches and half burnt cigarettes
  Exhaling minutes
Waiting, getting really good at waiting
  On you and you alone
Hot liquid metal toenails, I want to lick your teeth
  Shrine shrine, fine shrine
The imperceptible deep, grad...

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#asia

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We da' fuckin' infantry
here to blow shit up
What needs shootin'
blood makes the grass grow
As time gets short it's about what you know
short timer
Frag out, body bags laid out
holding your hand out da' back of da' war wagon
Hope I didn't lose any EDL
this ruck is hell, but 53450 is close
At sea, off coast, rolling down reefs
gray chaos, boredom lacework, translated to violence,
hatewo...

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Freestyle Applesauce Sparkles

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AK47 stare from over there, child getting wild

out in the jungle getting ready to rumble

Cambodia, landmine

Intertwine Najib and Alif Lam Mim

say your prayers backwards

cannibal

Wild animal, fuck you too

Destroying the world to build better tools

to kill

King of the anthill

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#humanity

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