tigeres

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i walked with you through the garden of uncertainty where the weeping willows sway, where the sun stays trapped in twilight — we interlocked. we waited while the armies marched, while the sirens sang, and the waves threatened to crush the rocks. we waited until the fog sliced; till the sun showed…

september eleven

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rousing to a sonic boom i confuse it with the daily rumble of the traffic on canal emerging from the holland tunnel myself, wrapped in bedcovers warm rolled, regarding window view twin towers in their testament of global commerce gone askew 8:45, eyes still blurred drugged down from dark and dreamful sleep…

your worth

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cardamon kiss thrushes thick brambles prick you clear the way. newbuds sprout tendrils root love’s born fruit with each new day. time, it tangles patience tested appeals requested rain starts to pour. ultraviolet love radiates dreams procreate worth waiting for. 12.31.11 © Eliza Alys Young

if i could tell you…

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it’s the space between the words the gentle intake of breath it’s your lost island look when i’m near it’s the sense i am so beautiful i bless you with my smile it’s the unexpected touch i’m still here it’s the love we know we’d make and the children that would come…

beast of enjoyment

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there is a river of light which flows through my body and carries me past my paper thoughts and painted smiles. it leads me to the darkened wall where the silent beast of enjoyment lies. the beast, which desires all and tears the painted smiles to engage in violet heat, is only…