Icebreakers

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    i found someone worth loving...and she knows i'm here for the taking

    Icebreakers

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    casually stretch and scratch the sand at the tide-line

    indents in your flesh show you;re too invisible to move

    and the glass clinking fireside behind the night drive makes you shudder smooth

    you are the queen and your king is fresh

    the skin of your mind is newly minted coinage

    and all the blame you lay at the feet of your parents

    will grow tenfold scars that outline each of your million worries

    sandman dreams of you and finds you wanting

    epaulets on your sleeve are gleaming gold

    you're drinking in the victories before you are winning

    but youthful ignorance is armor, blissful and cold

    finding your silhouette by memory

    the snakes in your soles unwind

    all the promises of tomorrow may yet hold

    crushed against your chest like a hundred-weight of dried marigold

    speech like lips were never meant to be closed

    hydraulic pumps piston blood beneath your matching clothes

    salvage the knowledge that you were never picked last

    take home the trophy that proves you did more than asked

    gentle leaves falling and landing, twisting sinewy paths in the froth of nothing

    your bones are fragile in the grip of new emotion

    stand in the bathtub, squirting lemon lotion on perfectly good skin that has never lacked for attention

    eventually the salt will dry even the most lubed of minds

    and the person you were on the day you felt the happiest

    is as dead as the tomorrow you

    dying more swiftly than a graveyard full of crack baby bassinets

    appear in the midst of your own obsession

    blink fast enough to escape the after image

    of smoking weed and drinking

    and passing out cold and waking up with remorse

    the deer are children who eat from your palm but you're too tired to go home alone

    imagining isn't so hard when the moon is so bright

    and the sea at your feet is twisting with light

    you can inhale the breeze and electrocute yourself

    a passing quiver in your belly becomes a minnow in your healthy worry but you continue

    as if you didn't notice the bruise, coagulating, dark and red and blurry

    so drown in the crying moans of a lesser beast

    cannibalistic, defying the pugilistic destiny of your fists

    hand meets meat, teeth gnash against vein

    the maps impatiently wrapped around the wrists of the conqueror

    who insists that you are worthy of his drunken rage

    how can i write about you

    sitting perfect like the first day the sky met the earth

    without weeping and rewriting history

    that was never meant to be

    not for the likes of me

    who passes and succumbs in the direction of your impish thumb

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    When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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