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the offering
ElegantWaste

my apology catches
 1
on my uvula
 2
and bangs up against my teeth
 3
 
 
I feel sometimes
 4
like a wind-up jaw
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jammering
 6
clicking in circles
 7
 
 
you turn the keys in my ears
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sometimes the silence
 9
bushwhacks
 10
through my insides leaves me
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sticky and broken
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sometimes the silence
 13
slips through
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steel guitar string doesn't make
 15
the slightest
 16
vibration
 17
 
 
I miss some days
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the bleeding
 19
out the bottoms of my feet
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but mostly I want
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to heal
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without the help
 23
of saline and saliva
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perhaps to heal
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with a kiss and a joyride
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over knees and bellies
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perhaps an offering
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of all the beauty
 29
I can draw out of your body
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22 Mar 07


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