Ablaze

World ablaze

as pleading eyes do naught

but gaze

through vermilion haze

they wail in praise

we scream in praise

as flames engulf our bloodied

ways.

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Mirth

Mirth is born

when

Death is shorn.

When roses give up

their thorns;

when night gives

way to

virgin morn.

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Give them the crazies

They want the crazies

but only when they’re not.

They want the babies

but only as an afterthought.

So give them the crazies

show them our hand;

tell them the price of daisies

the lay of the land.

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heights

and so

I took another

step on the tightrope

shook

taut with expectation

taught by the libations

to the forgotten gods

of yesterday.

and so

step after step I

take, careful to be brave,

in fear not of the

height

but of the mistake

I will regret not

making.

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brave enough

They tell me to

be brave,

but I’m afraid that virtue for

me is a glass slipper

loose kite

torn sail.

I’m afraid

I’m not brave

enough to

be brave.

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smoke

I smoke

myself

out of existence;

intrigued

outraged

carcinogenic malfeasance.

In smoke

outlive

brief allegiance

with this gossamer

life.

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drown in wrath

Now

the guns do the talking

the graves do the math.

Soon

the ghosts will come knocking

our love will drown in wrath.

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mistakes

These mistakes

they keep coming;

the same mistake

keeps repeating.

These mistakes

I keep making

keep making

me;

into who I

am

into who I do not wish

to be.

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Parish

Parish

of this body mine

perish

for our love untwined.

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