poems and wordplay

May 272008
 
The Blind Gunman (fanfic poem)

Ripped from the life he’d known His center shattered, the shards Breaking the shell of his self regard Or, indeed, of any regard- The world overturning headlong, Tumbling, And Pain his boon companion, He finds himself reborn to Fate, That monstrous parent. The evil he once was- Human, small, informed only By human needs and

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May 272008
 

You pay more attention to the glass in your hand than you do to me. Running your finger round the edge ever pouring the vintage red into its complaisant mouth and then- what a melting of tongue, And teeth meeting the rim! Yes, I’d rather be your wineglass than your lover.

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May 272008
 

We met beneath the highschool bleachers where The benches faded in the chilly mist Sweat-shirted and fifteen I met her there And touched her on the arm, and nearly kissed her lip brushing my lip, so I could taste The sugar in the Maybelline she wore And breathed, in shy and startled haste The grown-up

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Nov 082005
 

My daughter was a stay-awake baby. Sometimes, to shorten the process, we would load her in the car and drive out into the lyrical Pennsylvania countryside, watching the colors of night gather in the sky, the green trees enrich their hues as night fell. One night, my stepdaughter was visiting. Jessica was a sarcastic, defensive,

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