The Ennui of Roses

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One thin rose danced in the dark,

Reaching for window panes during the nights like dying men reaching for God

 

Two stems – too sad to know better,

Breaking its back to reach the light that wasn’t there

 

Starved, full of the wisdom of pain,

Overcome with the sad idea that somewhere, someone loved him

 

The flower strained and grew,

Throwing its burden at the matte black glass sky

 

It broke through and bloomed.

Where’d You Come From?

She's a pearl.

She’s a pearl.

by Alexander Z.

You act like we’re all not going to some cave to wither away,

Sure, I’ll keep pretending to pray but lord almighty what seemed so far away now seems so far from delay and it’s not a relay like hi hats in drums, whatever, it must be

heart beat percussion, with or without me all up in your discussion?

You thought you could just take me there

make things fair

make me feel

like I was

more

than

air

Fine, light up my life’s files, bring out my history, blistery, often wounded but you read my writing and you said you liked it so I presumed this: you’re the bliss of a nice kiss,

Not hard, but this thing you are, that I might be, we both know how I love stars,

Giving me worlds, brilliantine escaping the darkness a million times!

Pearl’s are fine, from the deep blue ocean – you keep this going I’ll

Just fuck off everything and we might go somewhere that

Requires sun tan lotion, a pen and some paper to write

more poems for each other, friends and lovers plus…

We love each other? Don’t make me stutter,

I said it before on the first manuscript and

I’ll be damned if this is not my random

Gifted trip, see the heavens and I’m all

Broken but you look handy,

Yeah, I’m good with

Weapons but you

Look like you’re

Good at fixing

Things like

Broken

Bones

That

Need

Settting and Mending

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