Saturday, March 14, 2009

So, here it is again.
Another bus ride.
Another 2 hour sprint to a city he hates,
to escape a city that now stirs
his ire as well.
Where to go from here?

The high ideas of man
who runs from the grasp
of people who are not reaching
for him. Doors that yawn,
but will not breathe him.
Reach behind the chandelier-like
uvula to pull out
something he will recognize
despite the disgust. Despite the smell
that kicks and screams into your memory.
The reason for him to turn back. To remember
your name, even though it hurts him
sweet as honey still in it's comb,
tangled and guarded, and maybe not even worth it,
but he is a fool. And he holds your face
more tender than he ever would his own.
This means nothing to you. Some humorless
joke. You will laugh like a cannon.
He will laugh with a family of knives
nestled inside his neck. He will laugh
himself headless. And your smile will resemble
a fruit scooped out.

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