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The Loss Leader

The loss leader

I'm filing these outcomes
In alphabetical order

To appreciate these moments
After they've been forgotten

I'll hold onto the smell
After the faded photo

Fails to evoke what you had in mind
And what was agreed upon

There'll be no new notes to make
Across a torn border

No reminders needed about
How far we've come

We know in our blood
How much further

We ...

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You Little American

You Little American

Foreign policy decisions
In the dessert order

Racism apparent in
Choice of flavors

History of oppression
In the name of your team

Conscience of a colonizer
Evidenced by your sneeze

Making love like
A clumsy army

Small talk in a scene
From a hulu series

Choosing friends based
On their utility

Vacationing like
An olympic team

And you tell me

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The Next Assignment

The Next Assignment


The names will be different

The faces the same


There'll be a desk with a printer

And a lot of people in pain


You'll share the laughter

You'll cry over your check


Mondays will still be Monday

You'll have the weekend


And those thoughts in your head

Those terrible thoughts in your head

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Lot of explaining to do

Lot of catching up


Now that they've gotten

A taste of who they are 


There's a world to celebrate

Every hidden flaw


A net full of people

To explore meaning through


If they weren't abused as a child 

They will be as an adult

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Pyromaniacs on the event horizon

Pyromaniacs on the event horizon

I'd give you fire if you could use it
We could burn trouble for a while

Take you to the room full of secrets
Make love to you just for a smile

I've spent my life entirely naked
Wearing arms around my chest

Sending flares to the event horizon
Asking for a little help

Rescuers come in uniform
Blankets and trucks make a mess

Never waiting for th...

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Make it faster

Don't think about it

Want to see the ground 

Blur under my feet


We know it can't last

Drive me harder

There'll be a pain

To remember at least 


All those faces, 

Those lives

Full of

Unexplored feelings


When accelerated 

You get 

A nice design of 

Colors and screams

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It's dirty everywhere

It's filthy 

the smell

I don't think will leave


You should see yourself

You should see me 

Our composures left

Before we could


There's no alternative

No experts

We need to start to dig 

With our fingernails


It's inevitable

We could feel it

We stuck around

Out of fear and habit

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Our Best Guest

These appetites fall on a spectrum

From the base to the obscure


Leaving us in the middle 

Hungry and insecure


You dive to the right

I fall to the left


Something aligns behind our eyes

At best, it's a guess


At one thousand miles an hour

The planet spins 


Our bodies both moving and inert 

Take the hits


Into the middle of the spectrum


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Every Chance


Today was desperate

Tomorrow's out of your grasp


Give it everything you got

Every chance is your last


Memorizing pieces of plot

Don't help the act


Curtain comes down

On your sleight of hand


If you could change anything 

You'd ask for a cigarette and a mask


Is that a second-line you hear

Every chance is your last


The girl appear...

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My Guardian Angle

They put me in a shape that didn't fit 

I'm not out of shape; just out of it


Hit me once just to try it 

It was a hit so they milked it


We go from indifference

To bursting at the seams


A glitch of biology

Without meaning


Start the discussion

About the shape of the room


The emotional repercussions 

Of all those angles 


Cornering me a...

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The People Adventure

Oh! the people 

You'll meet


Who will go 

Through you


What'll stick

Who'll leave



Under surfaces


It's a wonderful 

Thing she says 


To no one 

In particular


While looking 

For an actor


To fit the costume 

She keeps


In the back 

Of her closet


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We dedicate our lives to others

In an uneasy truce


Helping them in our thoughts 

They respond by giving us work


And we ask for more

And they ask for more


An escalation 

Without pause 


Everything's gone

Dangerous and beautiful


We're left trying to remember

How everything worked

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