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it's raining bathtubs

this night's blurred flannel vocabulary
birch tree frayed spears of warm ice
limp fists of treebark static pawing the wet firepits
holding a hand paler than mine
spiderwebbed powerlines
other people's seamless clothes like foreign currency
begging for a new touch on angelic clotheslines
a bullet softly nicks my earlobe & unwraps itself over an unlit mile
metal jacket weaving itself into stilled birdfeathers when it falls
a half-eaten sirloin covered with loud moths drifts past my feet
the earth spun like a crashed bicycle tire
raising green smoke from the soles of my shoes 
i chose a claw hammer from a moonbeam
and an engine of bone fan blades for my concrete shadow