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untitled
by John Solt

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what came went
what went came
there was no
getting around it

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the hour of the dog howls
butterflies on your wound

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a second tooth broke
in my dream

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even the shrimp
at the sushi restaurant
twitches

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one by one
he lined up the coffins
of his thoughts

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i'm being gang raped
by reality

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tropical colors
ocean waves
ancient jewelry

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you laughed louder
than the rest of us
but not last

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it was sad
he was no longer
newly dead

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people with bad judgment
making judgment calls

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i took sixteen hogs
to the market
and not one would buy
a capitalist

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one boat adrift
horizon moon and seagulls

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double coupons
if you murder
within the law

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he hit his head
against the wall
of her plans
for them

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one played with words
the other tried to make sense
they were a losing team

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i questioned the waves
for their relentlessness
against the odds
of stopping

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she left her cave
in the cave

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while the fish
were arcking
from cloud to cloud
one opened
unsparingly

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he disciplined himself
to be lazier than the others

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the breathtaking view
took away everything
so he closed his eyes
in disbelief

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"i give up"
he said
to his shadow

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he started to resent
his poems
for having the capacity
to outlive him

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her internal contradictions
broke down
into wetness

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at the end
of the line
is a curlique

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