THE RED LINE

THE RED LINE

Monday, March 30, 2015

A.M.

A.M.

crimson sky at dawn

tendrils through the mangrove trees

death waits on the lake

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Out Of The Darkness - POET VERITAS

Out Of The Darkness

Where does the pathology end and the personality begin?
I wonder about this as I slowly walk out into the mid-afternoon sun
after spending three long days under the covers in my always-unmade bed.
I squint and a tear, unbidden, rolls down my pale face.
I feel every bone in my skeleton working to find its proper place
in the orchestration of coordination as I half-stagger
down the street to the bodega to buy a newspaper
so that I can be certain of what day it is
and if they are still looking for me;
having fled the jurisdiction
and in hiding
for weeks.


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Monday, March 9, 2015

Behind Enemy Lines

Behind Enemy Lines

Here behind Enemy Lines
I hunch over a cracked washbasin
and look into a scratched-up plastic mirror
for a glimpse at my sole salvation;
I think of my few friends
and wonder if they could even imagine
just what this place is like;
I think of how hard I have to work
in order to keep from slipping downward into madness;
I think of the warm comfort of suicide's deliverance
and of my rehearsed recital of reasons
for denying it an affirmative nod;
I think of my schoolboy ideology,
so quick to dissolve in disillusionment;
I think of my inexperience and incompetence
in evading my capture,
Oh, and how I think of those people who put me here,
and how I must make deadly certain that they
will never, ever forget me --
I think and I think...
Here Behind Enemy Lines.
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