i remember them as beautiful


the ones closest to me

get too tired


too confused to go on


they take

the left fork in the road



walk between garbage cans

in dark alleys

at night


they swim

through cold mud

at the bottom of the lake


antennas dancing

in the current

above their foreheads

like halos


people wake up

from dreams

and ask me what to do


i just laugh


(this originally appeared in a self-published-at-kinkos chapbook called “mixing cottage cheese and ketchup to make various shades of pink” in june of 2006, which sold no more than two or three copies at quimby‘s)



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2 comments on “i remember them as beautiful
  1. this is special. very, very special.

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