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Gord

2022-06-28 03:36 pm
If a caperberry were a fish,
Would it still be in your dish,
What food do you eschew, fool?
Escargot, bear, fruit and goose?
Verily, ask yourself this:
Do you know all, what is good?
Like bitter roots, Like butter runs,
Desire, let me dissolve into the slime,
Like a newborn child who never sees the sun.

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Gord

2022-06-26 06:54 pm
An open mouth gasps,
Hot sauce, parmesan,
All I see is stars.
No conscious thought,
Face agaze in awe,
A chicken with no wing,
Would it rise or fall?
As I concentrate,
Stare at a spot on the wall,
Eyes; waterfalls, 
Call off the milk,
Call off the salt,
My tongue stings,
Craters, my teeth sting,
An open mouth gasps for these things,
A king sits routinely,
Being above singing and fearing.

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The Sophist

2022-06-24 03:54 am
One Cup
With One Spice
Mix it together
It'll taste alright

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Gord

2022-06-23 07:01 pm
A beef roast,
gravy, toast.
Cheese rolls,
Heap of potatoes,
beans, sea salt,
Garlic clove,
Garlic clove,
Garlic clove.

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Mary Steffen

2022-06-18 09:58 am
starry night
universe beyond
dreams within

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Gord

2022-06-16 03:37 pm
Calamity, their hearts dictate,
Failures, insanity, Hecate.
A spell long for them:
Dreams, but at a gamblers pace,
Meaning, but then actors change,
TV panel games as passion fades,
Children, teen, then move away.
Tickets to the gamelan races,
They own the stadium.
What do they say, of man,
Their fates? They rarely change.
One could sew sequins into thy face,
Meanwhile speak of other races,
All they would see is a cage,
Call their fathers, seethe in rage.

Stallions of grazing,
High yields, truncation,
Stars in amazement,
What feels like salvation?
A path of slave labour,
Tired people, consumption,
That's how I feel.
Everyone has their favorite battlefield,
Next to their cross with their name.
The spell longest for anyone,
Man and his grave.

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lynn

2022-06-10 05:31 pm
espresso bean in the espresso machine
located here in the mezzanine
we serve your drinks with sweetness and cream
a fountain of everlasting caffeine.

espresso bean in the espresso machine
and not just coffee, we
also serve cuisine!
the chocolate brownie is a hit with the teens
huddled together near the register screen.

espresso bean in the espresso machine
here the noise is quite serene
amidst those coming and going, a calm in-between
come on over! help set the scene!

espresso bean in the espresso machine
week after month, to form a routine
yet the tasks of today remain unseen
‘tis the life of those on the library team.

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Gord

2022-06-09 01:45 pm
Vape life, they scream, into the ether inhaled.
God's favored child, prophecy in their veins,
Perfectly sculpted face, one that time changes,
Poignantly, he learns too late:
Life is always cloudy when you're vaping,
Love doesn't come find you, you chase it,
Addicts only love you when you embrace them,
Gillette will only love you if you're shaving.

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Gord

2022-06-04 02:28 pm
Snyder, my love.
Be fire,
Be tyrants,
Be spiders or vipers,
Lions or Tigers.
Whether climate, or giants,
Highland or island.
Even cliffs to climb, 
Forever, higher and higher.
Even if frightened or tired, 
Jalapenos, cheese, honey, mustard,
Hot sauce, ranch.
What is pious and righteous,
I would face fury of unarmed combat,
Against gunfire, to have you again.

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Gord

2022-05-25 10:45 am
Amounts, they screamed, amounts,
Seemingly all they knows about.
Amounts, a mouth, beatings.
Even just, if by the brow,
Cow steps on the mouse,
Like a man steps on a mount.

Echoes, couch downstairs,
This is my house, GET OUT!
Narrowing in the mind, cowers
Like an arrows path forward,
Like time, straight, downward.

Dance, doubt, awkward bow,
Applause amounts, doubt,
Can a mouse hear the sound?
Leers, liquors, in various amounts.
In the end, a mouse needs cheese.
A cow needs many more things,
Succumbs to meandering about the fence,
Outside of this, they find no peaceful crowd.

People of the ground, fearing clouds, fearing now,
Cowards that fear when you speak and shout,
Cows teaching which they know nothing about,
Why should a mouse throw spears at the clouds?
Zeus and Venus,
Why would they fear if I step on a mound, kneel,
Bow or two step around it?
Are they cowards like me?

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Gord

2022-05-16 05:23 pm
Portend, ship,
Potato, chip.
I like my broker,
If he buys the dip.

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Gord

2022-04-23 12:43 pm
Atlas reaches, Earth teeters,
Who cares who stares beneath.
Apples, peaches, pears, kiwis:
Tree, what are seed to thee?
Tree, what are seeds to be?
Blue, what does it mean, to be Green?
Views beyond what one has seen.
Speed, a pace, to place them at the peak,
Then recede, what decides its meaning?
Perhaps at the roots, the soil is gleaning,
But at the root, a house teeters,
Tepid falling upon the cedar greens,
Of course, Of no fault to me, I feel.
Accepted outcomes of little dreams,
Confused with death, drift out to sea.

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lynn

2022-04-14 10:27 pm
to stop what you are doing and beg
in a different way than before
for a chance to change;
to cause a beginning, a genesis

to start anew
in a parallel version of your life
where you have finally shaken off the slumber, opened your eyes
to start a new journey

but can it truly be a blank slate
if the dust from the eraser still chokes the air?

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lynn

2022-04-14 10:00 pm
away from work is time for family
away from family is time with myself
away from myself is time to write
away from writing is time to work

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Gord

2022-03-28 02:25 pm
All the gold, silver and jade,
Costs, at which attained,
All the wars, tanks, and planes,
Casts a shadow, twice the grave.

Born a slave, no faith, he screams:
I have no face, continues aimless.

Castle, your prince awaits.

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lynn

2022-03-23 11:45 am
I smear vaseline in the corners of my mouth with a cotton swab to seal the cracks that are carved there
from smiling too wide
from laughing too loud
from speaking my mind.

I smudge the nails on my hands with paint, pearlescent and pink
to keep from moving
to keep from creating
to keep from fully living.

I confine myself to an apple and egg whites each day to mold by body
into what I see in waiting room magazines
into what it was when I was a child
into something impossible.

how futile, it seems, to meter my joy, to suppress the wind.
because, when one tries to obstruct what rightfully will pass,
it gains strength, channels down one slim canyon,
and blows everyone away.

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Gord

2022-03-22 02:44 am
I dreamt indifferently,
Subtly smiling at each move,
Waves deferentially, 
That was my heaven.

Of pictures and frames,
Eventually they go away,
Like fitness and pain,
Jazz, age, dates and faces,
Soon again, time changes.

Honey, everlasting joys.
One does destroy bees,
Sees, consumes, avoid.
Like nothing, voice fleeting,
Screaming into the void,
Lonely, an ocean destroys me.

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Gord

2022-03-01 06:54 am
Paper, mind racing;
April, outside rain;
Days, time, pain.
Trial, minor inheritance,
Inside raging, vain,
Water droplet pacing.

Lies, decadence,
Left in the sunset.
Am I adept?
Think, look back.
Flies in everything,
Trying anything,
I, tried everything.

Trial, cherry picking,
Many years,
Their meaning?
A small committee,
Press, briefings:
Ideas discrete,
Their leanings.

Where is the time for healing?

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