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The Stones

June 16, 2007

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It is the air that holds you down In this senselessly beloved town, While piercing frost deep ‘neath our bones… Beware of how you touch the stones Who pave the street; enslave your feet; Entrance the lost who pass above them, Till you over-glorify and love them, Till every tourist we once hated Is un […]

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Dream

May 11, 2007

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You dream a dream, And bathe your toes In scarlet flows Of icy streams. It softly glows Upon your knee, For your heart knows A dream is free. It glitters, plays, It makes you smile. You waste all day, You sit awhile. And watch it quote Quite quietly Words you once spoke Defiantly, Before you […]

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Spanish Highways

May 11, 2007

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I heard you haunting me. I heard my past, And the wind wanting me. I left at last. I hummed to heaven With little to lose Walking and watching My brown leather shoes, Along Spanish highways, Too tired not to smile. Orchards of olives Draped mile after mile. At the side of the road, With […]

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Mermaid Poem

May 11, 2007

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Fifty-five years ago Under the sea, A long-lost companion, Remembering me, Glanced over her shoulder, And murmured a sigh. The water grew colder. She saw the sky. She saw breath in my heart, And she took in her tail, Swam to the surface And searched for a sail A ship she remembered For eight thousand […]

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Box

May 2, 2007

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I found your photo In a box. It didn’t move. It didn’t talk. And every day, I looked in vain, And every day, It stayed the same. It didn’t answer me, Or change. The lines across Your face remained Exactly where They’d been before. I hung your picture On a door, I lay my memories […]

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Dust in the Earth

April 11, 2007

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Yours is the voice of the enemy – Cold is your clutch on my soul. Strange are the words pouring emptily – Telling me why you should go. And my blood courses, rich and volcanic; It pulses and quickens my breath, For you leave me for reasons Satanic; You leave me to follow your death. […]

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There are Men

January 24, 2007

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There are men who travel far To lands where none have been, There are men who live for war, And men who worship sin. There are men who conquer nations, There are men who pray; And there are men who seek salvation — Many men are they. There are men who travel space, Or fathom […]

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Blue and Bright

December 6, 2006

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I have a quiet dream I keep inside of me, I found it in a stream That glitters through the trees. And when I make a promise To set somebody free, And then I frighten them away, My dream still stays with me. I have little dream… Its warm and blue and bright, And when […]

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Alone

December 6, 2006

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If you should fly a million years, Leave behind your frightened tears, Escape the milky clustered sky, And peer grim thrills deep in the eye Forget your strength. Forget your mind. But pray! Don’t leave your heart behind. If you should leave your home, your friends, And seek new dreams, new loves… new ends, Leap […]

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Promise

November 30, -0001

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Dance with me inside a dream Where red-tipped shadows play. Sit with me beside a stream Where silver birches sway In that same breeze that breathes across Black jagged mountain rock, But if you feel compelled to tell Me promises, don’t talk. Lie with me beneath the sky While midnight wears away, Watching shooting stars […]

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