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the air comes off the oceanthe city smells fishythe air is full of fish and mysterywhispering who, what, whenI am warning you I am weightlessand the wind is always shiftingso don’t hang anything on meif you ever want to see it againI am telling you I’m different than youthink I am and you can dangle […]

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Small World

she was shaking and talkinglouder and loudereach sentence was siftedto a very fine powderher face was wet and tighther grip was cold and lighta strong wind could blow you downI heard myself sayword up sistera strong windcould take me away I said how long haveyou been at largethey told me you were stashedlast time I […]

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Overlap

I search your profilefor a translationI study the conversationlike a map’cause I know there is strengthin the differences between usand I know there is comfortwhere we overlap come herestand in front of the lightstand stillso I can see your sillouetteI hopeyou have got all night’cause I’m not done looking,no, I’m not done looking yet each […]

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Fire Door

I opened the fire doorto four lipsnone of which were minekissingtightened my belt around my hipswhere your hands were missingand stepped out into the coldcollar highunder the slate grey skythe air was smoking and the streets were dryand I wasn’t joking when I saidGood Byemagazine quality men talking on the cornerFrench, no less much less […]

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Every Angle

I’m imagining your frameevery angleand every planeI’m imagining your smellthe one that mingled with mineonce upon a timethoughts of youare picketing my brainthey refuseto work such long hours without restin unstable conditions at bestthey’re out there every dayholding up there signsand thoughts of no other man but youcould possibly get throughthe picket linesto enter into […]

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Joyful Girl

i do it for the joy it bringsbecause i’m a joyful girlbecause the world owes me nothingand we owe each other the worldi do it because it’s the least i can doi do it because i learned it from youi do it just because i want tobecause I want to everything i do is judgedand […]

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Shameless

i cannot name thisi cannot explain thisand i really don’t want tojust call me shamelessi can’t even slow this downlet alone stop thisand i keep looking aroundbut i cannot top this if i had any sensei guess i’d fear thisi guess i’d keep it downso no one would hear thisi guess i’d shut my mouthand […]

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Shy

the heat is so greatit plays tricks with the eyeit turns the road to waterand then from water to skyand there’s a crack in the concrete floorand it starts at the sinkthere’s a bathroom in a gas stationand i’ve locked myself in it to think and back in the citythe sun bakes the trash on […]

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Lost Woman Song

I opened a bank accountwhen I was nine years oldI closed it when I was eighteenI gave them every penny that I’d savedand they gave my bloodand my urinea numbernow I’m sitting in this waiting roomplaying with the toysand I am here to exercisemy freedom of choiceI passed their handheld signswent through their picket linesthey […]

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Crime For Crime

the big day has comethe bell is soundingi run my hands through my hair one last timeoutside the prison wallsthe town is gatheringpeople are trading crime for crime everyone needs to see the prisonerthey need to make it even easierthey see me as a symbol, and not a human beingthat way they can kill mesay […]

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