Archive for May, 2016

all the way somewhereinthemiddle


25 May

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murky in existential terms

 

some accent when you’re drinking
my homey’s got a crush
and then there’s that brendan behan reference
from three years ago
back when i though it was witty
and now i just like the play
the words
how they seem to swim
with the days
and the messaging decided
the meaning minified
the truth becomes like that jury duty notice ignored inside your mailbox 
the colors, though, the light, as always
remain, i used to write about it
how that can be
a lot more
but it’s there
even without my own interaction to it
and it’s always almost enough
like familiarity with the presence
and knowing
you’re always almost there
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there was


19 May

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apex learns

 

“It is easy to be beautiful; it is difficult to appear so. I admire you, beloved, for the trap

you’ve set. It’s like a final chapter no one reads because the plot is over.”

– Frank O’Hara

the
older
lion
allows
himself
to
be
eaten
because
he
knows
that
you
have
to
feed
the
sun
in
order
to
lift
it
above
the
bush
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lovesong # 4


11 May

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lovesong #4

 

are your eyes still brown
or have they changed with the years I haven’t seen them
your skin, I know, I can see
has scars like new gods
peccable upon it
as though creating myths on empty planets
waiting on some unifying abyss
to blithely bring it all together
the granite box on your nightstand like a bird wing
that keeps pages and my soul
dreams in tangible forms,
self-manipulating, improvising until climax
a short time until the holiday
until rest
I’ll see you reading
from across the room, still near
your eyes still brown
my appetite to know you
truly
undiminished
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Jack Tsoy Tumult

Morose Pontifications and Other Poetic Ramblings


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