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From Here To Here

I whispered to their ears,
“I love you.”
I had to tell them with my breath.
They asked,
“How far did you travel?”
I touched my heart
And then the father’s chest,
I said,
“From here to here.”
They understood the rest.

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This is for dVerse Pub of fantastic poets open mic night. Please read many more. These here are very talented and gifted. They make amatuers like me feel very welcome and at a home.

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The Look

You gave me the look – I look for – when I look for the look – in bookstores on the waterfront of a river – a flowing life – half blocked with ice in the morning – when coffee steams – extra – and smells – extra strong and alive from a silver(ish) – thermal mug breathing heat – from a scarred wooden table near a glassy – slightly scratched – window – separating you from a half-frozen river in the foothills of Wyoming – with sky as blue as your eyes – snow as pure as your skin – and mountain ranges roaring in the distance – as thrilling as the look – yes – your look – you gave me – when I looked for the look – I look for – in a world of looks –I finally found in a bookstore – in Wyoming.

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She Had Terrible Hair

She had terrible hair
But limped on down
From empty stage
And sang a sound
I never heard
In my whole life
A sound like her sound
That limped on down

She touched my heart
With chapped red lips
A tattered gown
And sang a sound
Down from the stage
Of fallen clowns
She held my hand
And lured me down

She had terrible hair
And whispered words
From Lyric’s soul
Soft in my ear
Eye’s bled a tear
That scarred my face
A sound like her sound
From Lyric’s soul

She touched my tongue
With fingertips
New goose bumps grew
As she unzipped
Caressed my chest
And when we kissed
She drew a knife
And slit my wrist

She had terrible hair
She had terrible hair
She had terrible hair
She had terrible hair
She had terrible hair
She had terrible hair
She had terrible hair
But brought me down

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