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at long last, we have

if i had my way with

if i had my way with
delta waves, and there
were a catalogue to
dreaming, i would
run a slippery finger
down the thumb index
to find the letters to
your initials – perhaps
they would be rubbed
off with devotion –
skim down the
pages, pick one before
i get too
involved or over-
whelmed with the
selection, and lie
down to dream.

or perhaps the letters
would be crisp,
untouched, the pages
never exposed to
light, a volume
of deferred
gratification
because resisting
is always more
pleasurable.

on day fifty-three, only
my waking thoughts
go there, caress
the spine of unknown
volumes, controlling
the impulse to ask
for at least one dream
.
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and so it seems

and so it seems
a kiss can undo
the completeness
of the world, a tongue
can lap at the latitudes
and longitudes that
secure our bearings.
i am trying not to be
irretrievable,
swallowed
by an infinity
mirrored moment
.
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you said a wish can

you said a wish can
be a hope for something slightly
out of reach, a thing

to strive toward, i am breaking
character to claim that wish
.
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some day, the actions

some day, the actions
we take and the actions we
do not take will be
finely detailed in reams
of schematics, outlining
the exact series of
electrical pulses that
take us from point A
to point B. when we are
in danger of breaking,
you or i will pull down
the heaviest volumes,
pinky-swear until the
cows come home that
we will get to the bottom
of this, not allow
each other to experience
so much vulnerability
.
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if life were any

if life were any
shorter, i would stop
making excuses,
engaging
in this mental
gerrymandering
that brings you
all at once closer,
farther,
closer, farther,
closer
.
20161230:1842
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i went with scenario

i went with scenario
seven and discovered
the impermanence of
things, how history
can often present
familiar equations
while centuries of
mathematical lovers
will get it wrong, over
and over again.
i went with scenario
seven and came
to realize that
undivided time
is as much of a
variable as the heart
is a gravitational
constant, difficult
to measure with
any accuracy
.
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