Unfinished Warrior

You return to me
An unfinished warrior
Through hazy sunshine
Of months of regret
And a sorrow all my own

You come back
Strong as ever
As if your absence
Never was
As if I never hated you

I reach out
To feel the chimera
And it is real

How long will it last?
I don't care to know
For I see something else in this now
Something more...carnal

And it states a hunger
To such a degree
And with such ferociousness
I will not reject it

Wash over me with abandon
I am an empty vessel you fill
And I will be here until you leave
For or against my will

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Kansas City

This is Kansas City
Pure and staid
With the bitter irony of bigotry
Thinly veiled beneath the white cake
Of American innocence

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