Sweet stick cotton

Sky fell through my window
We swallowed each other
……..clouds and I
We were blue cotton candy
Until
I melted and stuck to your hands
Your mirror had a cumulus background
To frame your face
As you washed a smear of me from your forehead
The sun broke through for you
While I swirled right down the drain

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Here I am simple man

They said granddaddy was happy to have a moon pie and an RC and to read his Bible

I stayed home all day by the fire
Pretty darn happy about those sweet onions cooked with mushrooms and Ed’s peppers
I watch the sky a lot
No one but Lynard Skynard ever told me to be a simple man
Just came natural like

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drEAm diAl

Dream dial

Tina turned a red dial
far as it could spin
She became lighter
her feet were off the ground before she removed her fingers
Familiar things assimilated and marched into the steamy sea
Waves made it better
She was drunk on the smell of black pepper and clam chowder
The continents were spices
The pyramids fell off the earth into a Tetris sky
Someone in a mask fell dead
Alarm clock
.

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Across another autumn

It’s for everyone
But me
Because it’s not me
The little bits that fall away like autumn leaves
To be raked and burned
Save for some of them that  pile up in a quiet place and rot
In time I will go there with seed
And watch as I rise like John Barely Corn
That tree will be mine
I will rest in its shade
And eat of its fermented fruit
And laugh as the leaves blow away across another autumn

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Pineing me

Pine needle acupuncture has rosined my brain

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My thoughts cling and pile onto to each other like flies on fly paper
I stumble through life like an evergreen porcupine
My mind full of rotting layers like a forest floor
My stench masked by a fresh scent
My pain thwarted by tiny little green bolts of lightning

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Pulse of the earth

He found the pulse of the world near the equator
He laid down on the side of a volcano until his heart beat was in sync with the earth
He was rain and snow
He was magic like moonlight
He rested in echoes and crow calls
The night sky insulated this rhythm
As the the stars blinked in unison with the man and the mountain and the mystery between

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