Posts Tagged ‘shorty’

The Pressure of Patience (Part II)


16 May

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riff 04

 
standing by the tree
he said,
this is the only thing here
that has any roots,
then he left the hideout
he had a movie to catch
at the biograph
manhattan melodrama with a moll
notoriety, blood, a cheap orange dress
could be worse, he thought
at least one time
i walked out of jail with a wooden gun
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The Pressure of Patience


26 Apr

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jokes with a mirror (exercises of the demiurge)

 
most decent writers
in their artistic nascency
attempt a stab at a
love story
striving to make it fatal
striving to make it metal
then they live a little
and a few stabs have been attempted at them
a few slabs of being have been excised  
they might become better writers
they might get hoarse, creatively,
spiritually, whathaveyou
but they never
take a stab at a
love story
again
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framed


02 Feb

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service

he said
my relationship
with my son
is like a great Nirvana song
that will break your heart
if it was written about you

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stay ahead


13 Aug

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child, stay ahead of your shadow

 

those

that

tend

to

make the world a better place

by

mere

existence

alone

tend

not

to

exist

too

long

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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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Jack Tsoy Tumult

Morose Pontifications and Other Poetic Ramblings


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