red balloon

barely more than
a reed of grass
shapelier,
firm
rooted
,or plucked(oh, never
& green. green
as a latespring noon,
green
as the riverbend
where fire tries, & slows
a
beetle(me growsfat
in her garden barely,
able
barely breathing
barely
&
a
tickle

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nurture

what to be added
more(?
to the mixture
we

have the parts
of illness

curious meats
&clay
alive with warm
_pulsations

cranial electricity, alight
&vital, ah

but it is not yet
a man
without insensate
sexuality

&will
by eventual process
of
his desires

dream
, blunt
(to be precise)

villainy

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Alice

appetite was my betrayer” could
describe in epitaph
life, as lived as
Mine
for believed ever, I
that in excess One
approaches divinity

removed of Self
destroyed by Time

& of these persecuted flesh
& of these limitations to ambition
& of these
everything learned
was not taught, rather

eaten
& these
a Wonderland emboweled

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