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Cheating Solitaire

These gaunt beggars I’ve sown  
these one-eyed gamblers    
squinting down outstretched    
palms of half tells    
and nothing-to      
shows    
except you    
soothe      
the wounded doubts    
 scratched    
 by a clock’s reckless fingers    
  know    
the ribcage of my obsession    
put out my eyes    
   with your own    
         unraveling tangled nests    
       of shiny pointed thoughts    
        vacuum      
 the breath      
out of every empty space    
where I waited for a handout    
  cheated at cards
Written by toetag
Published | Edited 5th Jul 2020
Author's Note
Yeah, we all could use a little mercy now
I know we don't deserve it but we need it anyhow
We hang in the balance dangle 'tween hell and hallowed ground
And every single one of us could use some mercy now
Every single one of us could use some mercy now
Every single one of us could use some mercy now
Mary Gauthier
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