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Daffodil sunspots flood
down your spine
of poppy fields-
greets windows
and blank judges.
California kissed you hard, honey-
licked the salty sand
off the back of your tired heels,
your locks into yellow straw.
You're a disgrace
Winter brought you to your hips
in icy regret.
Young philanthropic blonde spinning a lollipop
lusting on her white pills at the back table,
popping hourly
for her Orangina dream to materialize
and spread her knees.
You make me so damned sick
Drive escapes, clutch undepressed,
third gear never acquired.
Stillness sets.
She tilts the glass.
Engine stall.
Freefall into a handful
of white pellets,
a gulp and
four shots of bourbon later.
Full of promise, you were
A running
or breakdown sequence
would be a nice touch for this audience
she thinks.
You did it again.


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