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Ignite

holding a bottle in my
mouth
was all it took to
incite

out early for a bit of exercise
hotter
than I knew
I'd held it there merely the time to put a layer aside

certainly not an attempt to
intice
nor to acquire
a menacing shadow
the rest of my run
pre-sunrise

just hours before
I'd received another
unsolicited
invite

would I care to experience how a particular drummer's stick might feel from the
inside

just awaiting my mid-evening ride
not even drunken
midnight

I ignite

he picked that fight

twelve hours later
attempt to run it all away
I get hot
and find out it is

just

another

day

in

the

life

get home
turn on the télé
arrested another guy
wound up all tight
too late for her to ever be
alright

so

damn

ready

to shine this shit

bright.


R.





Author's Note
Inspired by my last 24 hours, while traveling for work. The irony of the restaurant's name in which I'd dined and outside of which I stood during the drumstick incident is worth noting: The Quiet Woman. The logo is a woman's bloodied body holding her own head in her hand.
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