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David R. Poems
A Toast to Ambivalence
My conscience smells like you; You spend so much damn time there. I know you have nothing better to do than relate to me, or I to you. The traps I set were only intended for snacks: a light meal of you.
A Body Untraveled
Your eyes are the Sundarbans, floating in high salty waters, unseen without a map. They are reserved for tigers only, none pass without stripes.
I Pray You Well Without My Face To Bear
Since the night my shoulder got into a bar fight I've been hanging my sea legs off the boat, shooting at fish with my Glock 17. I swear I've hit at least twelve. They float
All Equations Equal Too Late
Sixteen years since you wore that sweater the one you hung-dry only, washed separately, and folded three times before placing it on your dresser.
Let's act like we're on a boat together. You sit on the edge and let your feet
Time Drips from A Dark Faucet
I know what you try to say through clenched teeth and miffed tongue - I've squeezed the juice from your words, tasted the sour choices you made.
Aboard The 'Dammit'
I wasn't drunk enough to name my boat after you. That lovesick shit most sailors are proud of only to sink it years later... But I did use a king sized stanford on the bilge,
These Summer Nights Make Me Shiver
I know you miss me in your private ways like holding onto an extra pillow during sleep if you sleep if you ly there, legs extended - giving up a
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(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
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A Toast to Ambivalence
My conscience smells like you; You spend
so much damn time there. I know you have nothing
better to do than relate to me, or I to you.
The traps I set were only intended for snacks: a light meal of you.
Finger strips- - with a sauce made up of
pretext and haste.
The streetlamp is burning
and your jaw relaxes with the heat.
We've cleared our throats of smoke before, seen each other
naked in curtailed dreams-
You trusted in the yellow light and now it's stuck;
Flashing your profile, bottling your authentic tongue.
I don't have much time left; my...