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be still & travel with a new prayer entering the twilight railroad your heart must be contained in the spikes no longer will you speak to me of fire triumphing out there on my long grasses no longer will you speak to me. all their guts like one ice-white granite flower hurled from windows that never held glass re-enter me, oh my heart in a window still fogged by lovemaking that has ended in a mirror crowded with stereo speakers twitching electrical fans bringing me the clipped voices of edited children who will not be frozen by time who will be blessed by the cancerous gambles of the sun lampshade sitting on my head, eyes numb as lawnmower blades re-enter me oh my heart when i will wish to wrap a raindrop in tinfoil or put the feet of a dead driveway bird in my mouth or wake up misty-eyed in a crib of sealed glass shortened limbs & teethmarked wrists. allow me another month of gambling on this broken hand on these cold glass-flecked paths of health insurance & antique clocks Microsoft nestled in knotted treebark circuits snipped by the chipped buck-teeth of sacrificial squirrels allow her to continue stepping out of rainbow-cylindered cars just before they explode allow my engine to catch up with the horsepower of heaven allow my long hands to fling birds into the polished dining room & they to flee the cool bouquets & silverware & crowd my metal bedrooms with new noise lower my musical arguments into a well of thick moss walls bring up a bucket of glistening saliva & toss out the long horse teeth that you find there--unthreatening knives-- we mix blue yarn with attic cobwebs, upsetting the gone spider's sacred witless math and heave the old treehouses to the tops of skyscrapers and love my overripe heart until it's yearning crosses the blue & white of airport tv screens and love your green heart until it's alien mathematics succeed outside the rusted sun dial & the black & grey judgements of the digitally photographed grandparents and love again my science-fiction eardrums waiting for saxophones to kill satan-- re-enter me (not carefully) oh my heart.
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