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let's not talk about suffering

can we widen this shot a little
slap on some impressionist trimmings
dispense with judas kiss cliche
& forget
about mysterious black box messages
that seem to turn up
from out of the blue
step out of the line of pulse
or roll with the punches once in awhile
forget about catwalking domesticated seams
& infinite loops
no need to tighten up on it
it's fine the way it is
perfect is a dirty word
straight off diablo's lips
all this bleach immunization
isn't going to whiten any smiles
scratch & sniff
& fall
into ejaculating nirvana
that barking balance
of indecipherable rhythm
penetrating tooth & nail
to no-shape, no-shadow

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