warning label

Pulls soul from body

(…if you had started with one).

Can kill even ghosts.

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a repeat retreat

Each day defeats;

sleep, our surrender.

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microfiction: departure and return

Drove through fog to boyhood home; found it unchanged. Yet recognized nothing.

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circling overhead

Carrionbirds roost;

feign sympathy, black-feathered.

Cautiously closing.

 

Quietly they pick memory clean of scraps,

the ravens, ravenous.

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opposite reaction

Scream into the throat.

Pound the headache back.

Murder you your ghosts.

Remove yourself your lack.

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thaw

Her breath in soft plumes froze and glittered.

Snow to eyelash bound.

Danced on ice, fearing not its breaking;

awoke ourselves to winter.

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ex spiritus pausa

Filled lungs halfway,

stopped expansions and contractions,

lived in that stable moment for a long time.

Air suspended.

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for, and against gravity

Drops refuse themselves and hang instead suspended:

resolutely undescended.

Coalescing sigh escapes her;

born & borne by pregnancy of vapor.

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microfiction: future history (1)

The Philosopher’s War (2018-2027) was started by cognitive dissidents. (Resulted in detente due to cognitive diffidence).

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process

What does the stare evoke?

Blank remains blank until,

from nowhere: now, here.

Pages fill themselves,

and you:

a conduit, unthinking.

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