cigarette burn 02

21 Jul

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cigarette burn 02

 

like masturbating in front of the typewriter, sweater still on

clanging,

new woman

new woman

new woman,

into the page

I toast to literacy and pretension

like the last latch of the straitjacket

lipstick on the last cigarette

clipped

lost inside the clumsy wormhole of my innocence

a jealous mysticism in white

bronze rings with grape leaves for veins

they swam across her fingers

and I wondered how all this life hides inside like hippos in a trunk

while the poets all turn to cripples

the milky residue at the corners of weatherbeaten lips

and as I walk away

wiping up the mess

the new century awaits

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