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picasso

barefoot
in the bald glare
of the seafood aisle

painting
caskets of fish
with their silver
geometries of skin

not unlike
cocteau’s sinuous
sparkle of dreams
curved into tribes
of ancient bone music

not unlike
guernica
and the slaughtered gray
half-light of war

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dusk….
streaks yesterday
across sloped shoulders
white / white dry sky
casting still warm diagonal yellow

your shapely bones
exhale broken shards of sun
every sweetness
you are ancient language
writ with sky

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color almost
like an incantation

a meadow
full of blue sky

scattered
among the light
of Arles

blossoming the stones
violet

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the stars are nothing&
the sun spits hard blisters of eye

my blood-awkward friend
have we not danced
the thin yellow drizzle of moons

your sweet majestic bones
they gather my tears like marrow

who is this life of dying

my lungs
stabbed full of memories

roll away blank clouds of stone
with empty hands of rain

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in tongues, leaves
speak the free jazz of color
looking sharp
in the stiff tuxedo of death

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haiku

in the cold white noise

distant echoes of crickets

bloom like violins

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