Collected pages of a fraying mind

Don't we clean up nice?
frozen backyard
lights flash from the ridge
oil drip in the driveway
kitchens painted seafoam green just as the trim on the neighbors garden shed
on a view from sink windows
cigarette stains trickle on the ceiling
on the walls
from previous tenants
when glicking was all the rage
anointed cypress tree
hushed, the barbwire fence at the end of the field stood silent
after the milling the remaining women rounded up the men heard to the slaughter house
and steaks taste good in their mouths
and we become one for our remaining years
accidentally pressed my ear to the door
heard the hum of the house
and breaking of a fractured man
when you're a poet and she envelopes you as a coffee shop
adhesive licked shut and sealed.
ruined by opening my mouth
coffee shop glances take us down
bullet to the rabid dogs head
slut shame dad bod
copper kettle surprise
ballroom dance to the midnight voyage
breathe in the lights
scratch out the eyes of old neighborhoods reflections
a warm familiar chorus as we succumb to lips and lies lashing diamonds.
you walking down a staircase after the devil beats his wife
I recollect the cards
and suppose all drains lead to somewhere
every girl wants to hear their man yearns for another woman
-in my blanket fort are the monsters being kept out or held in?
am I a child in the kitchen
as my pickles slide off the stove?
Written by samael (Zaroff poetry)
Author's Note
Cleaning out the memo book and a seem in the dam finally breaks, fashion me a canoe and I'll paddle until muscles cannot hold lacquered wood.
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