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Six Olives


Let's not waste our time
with the back and forth
of sober discussions

That routine of sand
grinding itself
against all of the exactness
Funneling itself
down to the million idles
Settling at the bottom
of sameness
An hourglass is just a subway
traveling to wasted time

No, drink, until you're foolish
so that your words stumble
between safe and carefree
Even throw them, at the wall
and I will gather them all
I will cup them in my hands
and spread them out
on the bed

I will give them water
and aspirin
and let them ramble
through their liquored fever

I will soothe the delicate truths
from the interference
of your demons
I will split the good
from the bad
with a pillow

Bare your soul
as you pluck the buttons
of your shirt
Expose your chest
-not always sex
At times it's only
opened for caress
And I will listen
because nothing really
can be any deeper

Say what you wanted to say
before eating the six olives
Those green trophies
from competing against the drinking
Then eating your victories

Slur through the honesty
Drown your fears
in the glass
Stir slow, then
crush them in the ice
Hand me those dreadful pieces
of you
and I will wash them down
the sink
Those confusions
that never did you any good

Drink to truth
Swallow these liquid concoctions
that I know are a crowbar
-I don't want to pry
I only want
what you offer

I will be
your caretaker,
during

I will lay
the hourglass on it's side
so that you can have
all of my time.

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Styxian
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