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A little morbid


Broken cycle

Hollow tones are singing

Making sound of hallowed ground

And in my ears what’s ringing

Is the wrongness that I’ve found

For underfoot are boxes

Filled with what should be returned

Under lids with locks and

Removed from cycle earned

I feel my heart is breaking

As it pounds against my breast

Surrounds me-life forsaken

Dusty treasures, concrete chests

My bones can feel the wrongness,

Such a cold and bitter ache

This knowing that’s been long stressed

The circle’s set to break

Death’s to me no ending

There’s life among the bones

Flesh is fodder pending

Return to earthly home

Upsets me not, such feeding

Or breeding on the shell

When time has come for leaving

The form in which I’ve dwelled

Disturbing more-entombment

To rot alone-true death

Not musky new enwombment

For smaller creatures breath

This septic space I’m walking

Cries for breaking ground

The dead to me are talking

From under weighty bounds

I wish I could release them

Stir bones to fertile earth

But flesh un-rot’s been poisoned

And return would make it worse




Thread bare hanging


I am a bitter graceful wreck

I smiled at the noose tied loosely round my neck

So you kicked the chair and let it fly

And watched the joy bleed freely from my eyes

How can you say it’s better after all

Love’s lost conquered death upon this fall

Went trading lies and trading rings

And gave them back for brighter things

And now I’m here, and I’m hanging

And now I’m here, I’m just hanging

Hanging by a thread

So now I’m coldly left to ponder

Inert with listless love-dreams squandered

And I turn cheek towards your cold lips

A subtle mockery, take just one last kiss

Before you leave and let me dangle

Heavens hard to see from this angle

And I’m just here, and I’m hanging

Just left me here, with me hanging

Hanging by a thread

remembering choices


So I’m planting fields of clover running over in my head

Sweetened words of honey thickly spoken in your bed

And I know that I am dwelling and shelling out the pain

Focused so on kisses that fell on lips like rain

And raining down on you, soon I’ll panic and I’ll flee

A frantic dash for clothing and a loss of dignity

And dashing out the door and I stumble and I’m numb

A cold front coming over a heart that’s overcome

And I’d like to turn it back now-and say that I was wrong

Come turn-top running back now-see I knew it all along