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Summer’s Toxic Nostalgia

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I drive
Down roads familiar
The past
Of thoughts forever
The truth
Of where it all began
It’s in the glands
Terminal but still
Voices tiny
But shrill
Knausgard, Yorn, Lana Del Rey
Swarming in my head
It seems
For days
How I had to fall
To begin to rise
Amnesty and Art
The purpose of life
Angst and Lust
I’m getting there
Blue steel eyes
I almost no longer care
Or do I still
Want you near
Now close to the ear
And near to the touch
I almost found
What’s real
That’s power
I guess
To diminish
The varieties of you
Into a whisper
And almost
A hush…

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Waxing Words With W

Waiting Wondering Wishful
Whimsical Wild Welcoming
Wistful Worried Weary
Wrathful Wounded Wrecked
Waning Withdrawn Wasted
Why? Why? Why?
Winter West Waterfalls
Wind Wolves Watching
Wildlife! Wildlife! Wildlife!
Waking Wandering Willful
Writing Words Writing
Warmhearted Wisdom Wise
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The Mammogram

Faux Degas adorn the walls
Welcome to the ladies annual ball
If you are lucky enough to pay the price
You shall join women of every stripe
However, one should note the attire desired
More akin to a robe than fanciful dress is required
You see, only here
No adornments and no frills
No perfectly perfumed bosoms
Serve to warm the nose and calm the chills
Only a preponderance of pink
Adorn the walls
As your partner whisks you away
Your waltz has been called
And as they step all over your toes
Spin you back to the chairs
Tired and sore you must go
As you too soon shall know
Before the end of this yearly show
Will you be invited to return next year?
Or like the lady so near
Was this your last ball after all?
You see, my dear
Twas your dance with death, I fear…

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Ode to Beloved Norway

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I dream of Norway
Of cold blasts
In the midst
Of heartened laughs

I dream of Norway
Where Vikings tread
Forging ahead
In ships with dragon heads

I dream of Norway
Souls reading books
Fondly filling
Every coffeehouse nook

I dream of Norway
Wrapped in sweaters
In this land of mighty fjords
Where snow falls like feathers

I dream of Norway
Of Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim
A land full of schoolchildren
Learning far more than mine

I dream of Norway
Place of care
Greetings to the taxman
As I embrace your social welfare

I dream of Norway
Tim Wendelboe’s refined sip
The seduction of Maaemo
Upon tongue’s tip

I dream of Norway
Its glorious folklore
Myths of mighty gods-
Freya, Odin and Thor

I dream of Norway
Under Bragi’s spell
The distant echo of his entreaties
Compelling Wollstonecraft’s final tale

I dream of Norway
Dahl’s entrancing landscapes
Staring at an eternity of pain
In Krogh’s sick girl’s face

Maast churches darkening my mind
Longing for a snow-dusted stroll
In Vigeland’s sculptural wonderland
One last time…

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“The Binds of Life’s Senseless Times”

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What peace do we make
When all the blaming noise
Carries the tide
Awash over our minds
What calm to be found
When life’s incessant chatter
Is of the divisive kind
Forsaking our binds
What hope to bond
Falls upon despair
When the breath we intake
Is of inferior air
Will our last rites be delivered
From those who never cared
The memory of us
Only inflicted on dreams
Too hazy for all
And…Thus
Never to be seen?

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“Cult of Celebrity”

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The aliens
Float float
Across the screen
Christ’s image
For all to be seen
Is this where our gaze is fixed
In our constricted hovels
Blindly transfixed
What life is this to be led
Comatose pose
Enraptures the walking dead
I’d rather be numb
Than absorbed by the absurd
Let me sleep
Where dreams are louder
Than meaningless words.

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“Damnable Disparaging D”

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Degrading discrimination destroys
D-D-D
Dilapidated domesticity degenerates
D-D-D
Dollish daft degradation
D-D-D
Door deadbolt detains
D-D-D
Douche dick deadbeat
D-D-D
Disappoint deceive drain
D-D-D
Debilitating disease death
D-D-D
Disassociate depression delusions
D-D-D
Dangerous dismember demonic
D-D-D
Delirious drug distortion
D-D-D
Demand! Demand! Demand!
Despair…Despair…Despair
DEAR DAM DEAR

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