The Killing Machine

The Our Father

Daddy Long-Legs
Moves ToThe City

Desperation Show

the burning jar


american gothic

the presents of loss

ourselves forsaken

our killing machine

salamander pond

the burning jar

your words ignite the tabletop
formica and i wonder why i've given
so much for this spotlit hell--hell
could have stayed home and watched it on television

i could have watched you
watching me watching you
burning alive inside
the television screen jar

i could have watched
your arms your legs engulfed
your hair on fire lapping at your shirt
sleeves burning your short shirt sleeves

and i could have
laughed as the flames rose
higher killing everything
everything i know you to be

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