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Unique Center of Balance

If I were not a MadmanI would be consideredfrom the Point of View of “normal”in These Earthly Badlands(where am i/what am i/who am i/)“normal” I am not normal… I am happy with Myself I was taught to FearLiving SinfullyI was not paying attentionI learned what made me happy Earlyand Loved it regardlessI remember being scolded […]

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Mother

You don’t even knowthe title, You Bitch. You don’t even wantthe title, You Bitch. You don’t even Deservethe title, You Bitch. 13, January 1990I’m Not Afraid of the Dark #2F i n n e g a n

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Under the Kingdom

In softly lit candle flamesurrounding Us like a Thousand Angels’ Eyes in theCaverns of Saint Veronica’s,She took my hand and led me downJacob’s Ladderinto a Dungeon of Hellish Delights.And swinging hooks with meaty chunks ofhuman flesh hung glistening, wetall around Usas We made Our way through the musical forestof dark iron chains.And Screamsrent the air […]

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Wisdom

For Cal Selfridge, Whom I humbly Bless to rise I Haveright herein my handthe Silver Star of Creation;that primal burst of Lifewhich Chimesso Vibrant in My Soul.And I give it to You to Play with,to Shape a new Destiny,to Trail-blaze to Fiery Heights of PerceptionOur Wisdomin Love. Togetherwe carve a UniverseOut of the Raw Clay […]

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Pie Crust Promises

for Julie Andrews I THOUGHT WE WALKED TOGETHERON THIS LIFEPATHSWEPT,WINDBLOWN…… ……BUT WHENI TURNED AROUNDFOR YOU,I FOUND IWALKED ALONE… September 1988I’M NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK # 5

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Compassion

____________________________(for JC) I. Paper Heartsare as Easily cutas Stainless Steelwhen Burned Up by the Fire…It’s Cinder-Come-Easy,Love’s Easy Ashand All too simpleto make Judgementwithout having prior Experience(simply ProjectYour Own Perceived Valueand Focus theIllusion)Beyond That Much Icannot Say..My Sincerity is My AcceptanceMy Perseverance is My Compassionand My Masochism belongs to You… II. Last Night.When Dark Birds of […]

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Lightmares

The Sunchildren travelon Long Gold Beamsto Earthwhere TheyLight up MyDreams. But ifthe Sun setsin My Hearta Moonbeastroams MyNightmares. May 1988I’M NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK #7Finnegan

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Fit to Be Tied

Free write/speed light/jag and jibe andsteel bright. Cold fish/dirt dish/splash and flash anddeath wish. God sends/no end/rings and things andgood friends. Dead flies/nice try/squash such washingwhite lies. Bum rap/bull crap/don’t take/can’t shakedeath trap. White gold/thus told/streets that heat/I’mso cold. 16 OCTOBER 1991I’M NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK #8Finnegan

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Zomba, Queen of the Ghouls I

(part three) Lathered up in slobber/They/thedripping grave robbers/They/the ripping grave robbers/Arethe stealing Flesh-Eaters/Arethe peeling skin seekers andthe sucking meat peoplefrom the Tower Church steeples inthe Sunday Sun/Shining/As the Restless Dead/Climbingfrom their Stinking Crypts/SCREAMING/But there’s no one to give Tribute to an Undead Queen/She/a Floating Fancyin the Howling Night/Fancy Her a Terror/Priest-Preying/She’sa Vicious Beast Slaying/And She […]

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Zomba, Queen of the Ghouls II

(part two) taste is a treatto the senses ofthe flesh/to the stretching of one’s gut/to the smashing of the fist/and the Darknessat its pit/I’ma woman of the Night/with the willows in her Hair/Andthe silence of the grave meansI’ve nothing left to Eat…. 23, October 1991I’M NOT AFRAID OF THE DARK #10Finnegan

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Zomba, Queen of the Ghouls III

(part one) dead men tell no tales from the silenceof the grave/though the no-soulsare screaming/in the pitsof Gaping Darknessfor just…for just one….for just one Voiceto speak with/remember themwith fondness/gravereminders/arefor the living notthe dead are livingnot the dead mentell no tales 9 October 1991I’m Not Afraid of the Dark #9Finnegan

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Twenty-Twenty Blindsight

For Sander Hicks and Darren Ross White cheeks flexingas if I hadn’t seen themwith My Own EyesI remembered Nothingbut the Heat of the Bloodas it raced to my Heart(-(-the Sweet of it/the Meat of it-)-)Bloodlettingis a Socially Acceptable formof Criticism,Damnationbeing the Hidden Agenda/I am tired of the CuttingsI give Myselfagainst the Razor’s Edge of Wit/Comedyis […]

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Twenty-Twenty Blindsight 2

(a poem for the Heat-Seeker) To seek in Heat the leaking lightBehind the Eyes which seek a fightTo search Behind the Mindto find in darkness that which ofthe Eye seeks not isThereYou find it.There it is. It is now and it is here.There is a jolt, a brief transmissiona flashing Vision bringing brief heatwith it, […]

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Something Sleek on Cyborg Beach

*FOR TIMMY LADD Lovely sandswept sundrenched BeachReflects in your Steel Eyes…palm Trees are Nice…(slick Black Tears, thick Black tears)Clouds are nice…(rusted Sex, rusty Lust)Sea-Gulls are nice…(Monotone tunes of tin can whales)Skies are Nice…(Insufficient Data)waves are Nice…(Twisted Steel Hearts)Lookinglooking glassLooking Glass Eyeslook at melook at me blue OCTOBER 1988I’m Not afraid of the Dark #14Finnegan

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Movement in this Silver City

We aremoving quicklythrough Dark Tunnelshot and sticky.No realexplanationfor this causeof CelebrationLight leaksdown my fingers……Think You’ve gotYourself a Winner?Steel stabsup the glass skyStarved, Impoverishedmouth the word “why?”HatesilksLovelaceWhere did you get that gleaming Steelface?HatesilksLovelaceWhere did you get that gleaming Steelface?White lipsblow a Scorched Kiss,Block your faceand feel the Flames hiss.We aremoving quicklythrough Bright Tunnelscold and dripping.Fights ofCelebration·Dance […]

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Walk the Stroll

FOR MY ETERNAL PIERSISTERS /ANTHONY LABEIJA/LUNA/TRACI MASTERS/BLUE/MARIA DIAZ/DONNA/CHRISSY PENDAVIS/ANDY HASKINS/ANGEL/JACKIE/JESSE/PANTHER/THE LEGENDARY MISS BIANCA/AND MY #1 LOVECUP RICO FOURTEENTH STREETRED LIPS LICKINGPAST PARKED TRUCKSSHADOWS STICKINGTO YOUR BODYWHILE YOUR TRICKING WALK THE STROLLWATCH FOR ALICETHINK TO BREAK LAWSFEEL COOL MALICE HIDE YOUR FACEIN THE DARKNESSWHILST “JOHN’S’ LIMO SIDES THE WET CURBYOU WANT HEATHE KNOWS STARKNESSPULLS YOU TO […]

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The Passions of Man

I amthat all/that Call to Oneness/Thrusting fistand twisting lips/My Word, my Honor/Calls to myReflected Selves/I am/That Man/I am/ThatMan has the Shape of Heaven/shafts so Holy piercing round Him/Holy Holes and Heated Halos/I am/I am/RammingHome withBones so Cold/Taking himthe Love tofold Around Himselfin Times of Doubt/I am Mighty inthe Female/Mighty to the Shape of Birth/The Shapes […]

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Tea-Bags for Vampires

For Min-Phay Chiou, Maria Diaz and Debbi Kempton-Smith There was this really cute boyspitting outall this stuffthat was going through my head/or on top of my Skullon Which I fasten aSky-Blue band of Cloud- filled Dreams(if Clouds be Fluffy)My Nose is StuffyAnd I. find Myself. sneezing out. the Flowers.In a. Field full of Daisies. That […]

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Grandmother Moon Remembers Madness

(a Poem for the Necromedium) Gray Ladystiff and coldYours is the Light of My EyesThat Dark Tunnel movingWindswept, towards the Backof my mind, Where I remember Beatings, Such echoedWhips, such Stinging Lashes, Such Throbbing Violencein My Templesall contracting at the tipsof my fingers, where I rub them.He put Youin the Dark Moist Earth,Gray Lady,And I […]

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Grandmother Moon Remembers Murder

(a poem for the Necromedium) Gleaming blade,splashed Scarlet Drops to makea joyful noise unto the Dark Lord ofSuffering, a Gray Lady Downis a wonamn of SubstanceA woman of much fleshtone, as the paintingneeds a bit more Red…The Silver Noise is the whisper of dustto Her. Grave Gray Lady, and She sits in herChair and rocks […]

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A Strange Reading at 1:30am

IT BEGINS WITH TEN.I AM TOLDAT THE CORE, THAT I MUST FOCUS CHAOTIC DENSITYOF THOUGHT.YES. THAT IS SO. FOR I AM TOLD THAT I WILL SEE THE LIGHT.AND I MUST FRAME THIS FOCUS PLAYFULLY.AND THAT BELOW I DO NOT SEE THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.AND I AM TOLDI WILL BE THE SATISFACTIONI SEEKAND I AM TOLDTHAT […]

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Parochial School Girls

*FOR DEBBI KEMPTON-SMITH BARBARA BRADY AND JUNE BRIDGERS PART 1,“GOOD LITTLE CATHOLIC GIRLS DON’T DIE!” OUR FATHER IN HEAVENHALLOWED BE THY NAMEFOR HEAVEN KNOWSWE’VE MADEA RIGHTEOUS STINKOF THINGS DOWN HEREANDI’VE BEEN SUCH A BAD GIRL….I’VE BEEN SUCH A BAD GIRL! HAVE I MISSED SOMETHING?HAS LIFE CHEATED ME FROM LIVING?I DON’T THINK SO.HOW COULD I COMPLAIN?DON’T […]

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There is a God

For Oprah Winfrey and Steven Speilberg Alive in a LanguageI never Thought PossibleI decidedI would Kisswithout Reservationthe Lips of My first True Love,The Sky;for it was The Skythat first drew My Attention and My Appreciation,Yes.The Sky.The Sky is Not some Fast, Mindless, Temporal Engagement,the Sky is Endless,its Joys Not too quickly passedand Goneto be genuinely […]

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Ugly Women have Pussies, Too

(Written while Slaving All Day Over a Hot Snatch) *for Jade 4 U, Darnella Williams and Tom Robbins Pussy is holy.I loves Pussy(Pussy that is Clean, not Funky)I knows Pussy runs in the Family…I find Pussy Hilarious!Look! See? My Pussy is doing Stand-Up Comedy! (oof! oof!)I want to wrap my Pussy-Lips ’round your Gigglebone of […]

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Homopoetry

FOR TRENT REZNOR WHEN FINNEGAN SAYSHE LOVES MANKINDHE REALLY ISN’T KIDDING….. HE LOVES MEN / ALL KINDS OF MEN/MEN YOU WOULDN’T DREAM OF…. TALL MEN /BROAD MEN /SHORT MEN /BORED MEN /OLD MEN /YOUNG MEN/ MEN WHO LIE/HOT MEN/ SAD MEN/ROCK MEN /MAD MEN/ BAD MEN/GLAD MEN /MEN WHO’VE DIED BLONDE MEN /ROAD MEN/ AVOID […]

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Some Scenes from the Tales of an Uppity Nigger!

*For Darren Ross and Seamus Moran with love SCENE ONE:I am the Ripping BoneVultures can choke on Me becauseI have given up fighting in this Fierce Desewrt Heat O’Loveand I am a coward.They can pick my miserable bones cleanbut I don’t want to close my eyes asI am Afraid of the DarkI am Afraid of […]

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New York City Pansexual Stories

For Debbi Kempton-Smith, Barbara Brady and Mistral Hjort She said“Cocteau Twins. Candles. Darkness.” He said“Don’t give me any Nasty Ideas.” They satat Dinner at half-past NineGod-like, Gorgeous, Drunk on Wine She said“Crystals. Nature. K.D. Lang.” She said“Unfit/Lipstick/Loveprints/Satirical/Feminist-Separatist/means this/Political/and thatmeans this…..Doubleplusvenus!!” She’d notask HERout again ……. He saidsomethingmuted, tortured …….. He did notsay WhatHe meant They […]

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A New York City Poet’s Experience

For all you wannabes I ride the Subways of New York Citybecause it’s cheaper than Cabs andI love the Abundant Diversity of the SubwayoftenFailing to see how I add to it. I mean I’mJust This weirdlooking fellow in Black,whom Most Caucasians (and Blacks)constantly mistakefor trying to pass for white (How Insulting!)and totally cannot conceiveof my […]

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Creatures

Ride with meon the wings of barking Ravensdown these Wind-burned tunnels of Tree and Slopeto the Valley of the Beastwhere the Windmills of my Mind are Whirlingunder icy blades of burning Moon and Starsto This Old House standing Sentineland take a Stand with meagainst The Mask of EvilI will tear it off The DamnedWall is […]

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Gently, By The Masochist

_____________________________________________for Mistral She holds My beating heartin her iron fistand She won’t let it go./..She is Pain, in all forms, All Manifestations./..She skins Me Alive witha Critical Crueltylaughingwith no unclear Derisionat My Imperfections/..Sensual, Beautiful,Elegant and Silently Empowered/..She opens Her Dark Horrible Eyesto fix upon Me a Stare which Shatters the Diamonds of Strung TogetherStars Above,and […]

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Your Know…

For Paco Across the Fiery Wheelof Heavenstand Youand Iin Opposition,Perpendicular under… Stars in my pocketStars in my handsStars in my eyes When Love is never good enough Take me by the hand downHands downPants downUpside downTo your War-torn KingdomsTo your Dark and Sunless GardensTo Your Solar-System of Faithless Faith Where Love is never good enough […]

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Tea at the Apocalypse

For Jonathan Walsh At the Endof the Worldwith a High Fiery MushroomingRed CloudAlight in our Eyes,(And being One with Vaporizing Bones Everywhere)there is nofurther reason to arguethat He Who Has the Most ToysReally Matters…. But there I was,Arguing in Your FavorInvincible against Destructionand Alivein the God White Eyeof Fire, Unscorched and not feeling the Heat,Not […]

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Turtle and Fish

These have been DaysThese are the timesI’ve been having and these are the Days of the Times of my Life.I’ve been having the Time of my Life.I’ve been living these Days of Our Livesand sometimes ·I can see you from the Pepper-Treesalong the Spice Roadsto the seato the seato the sea green PleaseI don’t mean […]

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Baila Con El Diablo

I holdclenched tightin my headan implosion of rageas red as Hell as mad as Hell as hot as Hell topay there is Hell to pay the Devil has cometo collect his Dues to pay the Devil has come to collectMy SoulMy Hatefrom scars under bleached burning holesI’m a black burning soulfalling deep down the dark […]

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A Cold Cup of Heaven

For Dameon Automatic Writing is Heavenis in Bed/is Automatic Fire to the Lips of Leaking Intelligence/What You are Thinkingis Probably What am I thinking of/sitting Next to This Abserce of Darkness/So Said. So Sad/ Makes it So/Makes Do. Makes Miracles whiparound in My SkyFilled Skull/Splits Open Bubbles of Skin/(Bubbles of Popping Hideous Sins)Spitting Up a […]

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A Hot Cup of Darkness

Whiteningin Seething Purity/are Deities/such Divinities/Mine Holy Hosts fallGrieving Empty Icy Ghosts/such Frost White Truth/dothSanitize Thee/Burn Me/Clean Me/Energize Me/Burns Me/Cleans Me/EnergizesAh/Heaven/Heaven O/Heaven O Healing/Ah/Heaven/Heaven O/Heaven So Healthytouch. my toes. dance. on the cieling. of this. bright mirth.in the light. birth.. that’s my. sanity thoustStealing/ (HypnoTechnoReptileSextile) Ah/Heaven/Heaven O/HeavenPlease Help Meprayers to Passing Messengers En Routeto Passing Senators […]

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Master of Darkness

I just wantedyou to knowwhyALL the Fliesseem to be so Attracted to Me/Maggot/ I am The Lord of The Flies and Youare But one of the ManyNastyNippingCreatures of Darkness.from Hell/I have just seemed to Spawn fromMy Cold Black Womb/which just happens to doubleas My Anus/ Sometime from Now/When Your Clear Irridescent Wings Bloom/and You learn […]

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Untitled

These Old Bonesslow me down/These Old Yellow Bones/Don’t Give them to The Dog/Don’t GiveThese Old Yellow Bonesto The Dog eat Dog WorldOut There/Because The Brown Marrow of WisdomWill Be Swallowed/ Be SHATTTERED they Will/Because The Brown Marrow of Wisdomwill Be Sucked/Sucked Clean from Them/Sucked Clean From These Old Bones/These Old Yellow BonesSlow Me Down/ I […]

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Deliver Me From Darkness

For Trent Reznor In My Worst Nightmares/I am slowly awakening in Wreckageto a Dark Silent World/Where Everyone is deadWhere Everyone is deadWhere Everyone is dead but Me/ I am the Sole Survivor of This Oblivion/of This Unspeakable DestructionI am the Last One Left Alive/ I feel so Sad and Alone here/so Sad and Alone Here/So […]

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That Flesh

For Alexander Tinti and John Castaneda (J.C.) This is an Ode to the Sickness of Bodies ….Between the Blade of BoneAnd Teeth and GumMy tongue meatsqueezed white with pressuresplits at the tipand Bleeds hesitant Traces of HIVContaminatedI am a-Diseased Beastand Dyingand shriveling away to a Shrieking TerrorI Scream Bloody Fucking Murder!and You Murdered MeYou Stupid […]

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S h A t T e R e D.

*for Barbara Brady In the Beginning Wholeness was The Host to This Radiant Child of Passion Then Came The Shadows…………/ (and Thus Began My Descent into Seductive Suffering in a Pleasurable Hell) And Sense Shattering Trauma  after Sense Shattering Trauma I discovered a Jagged Edged Hatred Gift Wrapped Just For Me/ and Finding Such  Forever Unpalatable….. […]

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Burning Secret

(Written in a Dark Whirl) The Insidious Secretsof Bloodare Sealedbehind My Lips/..Dark, dripping..Sleek, rippling…Twisting and DrivingDrilling and Burrowing,and Bulging Obscenely/..Something is Moving Between These Lines../..Something is Coming/..Coming Quickly/..blister,(BLAST)It is filled with Bad Blood—-boil, boil,(BUBBLE——-BLAST, BLAST!)It Swirls with Something Rotted./Spoiled LiquidsBe-fouled withViral Juices,Seething in Fever/…. The Insidious Secrets of Skinare Sealedaround my Bones,bleached Whitelike Light./Black like […]

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Wasted

P O E T R YF R O M  T H ED A R K   S I D ES E R I E S   # 3 From the Vast Farting ButtcheeksOf the Greed Demon GodComes His Final Expression of FeelingTo Shining Souls of the Pure/Unleashed and Released in Foul Waves,Hot Rank Spurts of […]

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The Dark Prince of Washington Heights

*for Chris Carter The Dark Prince ofWashington Heightsisa Manof very few words//He lives Visibly in a World where Envy,Hatred, Malice and Madness are Allceaselessly Projected at Him,and yet, He is calm//The Dark Prince of Washington Heightsrests Serene ahd Certain//for He is not at all Concernedwith Projections//He Wants Facts//and SickLittle Images teachNothing of Value to Him//The […]

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Hunger

*for the Artist formerly known as Melanie Myle I AMAN EMPTIED EMPTYNOW,……/SEARCHING AND SEEKING TO BESATISFIED/I AM BACKAT YOU/BANDAGED-UPALL IN BLACKNOW../WAITING……/WAITING……./WAITING TO BE SATISFIED/WAITING……./WAITING TO BE FREEDAND UNTIED/VICIOUSWITH HUNGERAND CRUEL WITHOUT MERCY/I WILLEAT YOU UPALIVE!/MY FRIGHTENED, TENDER, SUCCULENT MORSELI LOVE YOU BESTKEPT A SLAVE IN THE WORKSHOPSABOUT THE UNSTABLE SCALES OF MY DESIRE/I CANNOT GET […]

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Twisted

*for Adonis Fazekas with Love BEING REAL SICK OF DEADAND GONEI AWOKEIN A FRENZYOF FEEDING/BERSERKWITH A FURY/WITHBroken Robot Parts RainingDOWN ALL AROUND MEIN AGONY AND RAGE/I OPENED UPTHE LAST HOLE OF MY LIFETO YOU/AND THEREFESTERING IN DENIAL AND HATREDWAS I/T w i s t e dAND SCREAMING ANDBROKEN-BONEDBUT ALIVE/AND MISERABLE/WITHJUST THE WORST OF ME LEFTFROM […]

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Frantic

*FOR JOHNNY PAVLOU WITH LOVESHOCKBLASTED AND HIDEOUSWITH THE SHRIEKING SNAKESOF SICKTWISTED BROTHERS WHO HIDETHEIR DARK DEEDS WITH A SMILE/TWISTED AND SHOCKBLASTED BROTHERS IN DESPERATION/ARE BREATHLESSAND RUNNING OUT OFTIME…/AND THEY’RE GASPING AND LOVING THE HEAT OFTHE HOT HARD FRICTION THEY FEELMAKING THEMSELVES FRANTICWITH LOVEFOR EACH OTHER/THEY HATE TO ADMIT/A SECRETTHEY WILL KILL YOU FOR/TO HIDE……../BURY YOUIN […]

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Nicks

…FOR THE MAN OF MY DREAMS CLOSE IN TIMEWITH A BRIGHT SHAVE INTO DARKNESS/ IAM A FACE WHICH HEREIS NOT BEAUTIFUL WITH SMILES AND LOVE/ (Nicks and Scars) / IAM A FACE OF NOTHINGIN TIMEWITH A CLOSE SHAVE/ (NICKS AND SCARS) / TOGRIND DOWN TO NOTHINGALL THAT I AM IN A FACE OF TEARS / […]

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S c a r e d

*for Jonathan Walsh, You Cannot Hide from Me Forever…… I WANTED TO HIDE/I WAS NOT DEAD?/THERE WEREBAD THOUGHTS IN MY HEAD/WHICH TOLD ME TOSLAY AND MURDERAND KILL/AND DELIGHT IN THE SLAUGHTER WITH THE BLOODOF INNOCENTS/GLUTTED AND GORGED UPON, MADE FAT,AND RIPELIKE A ROACHIN THE DARK/RUNNINGFROM THE LIGHT……..TO BEAND HIDE ALONE/TO BE ALONE WITH GUILT; AND […]

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Hysteria

PoetryFrom TheBuffet Of Sickness,Series # 2   WILD HAIRED AND SNAKE-EYEDSHE SAT//SHRIEKING AT THE LIGHTS//SHINING ON HER//UNHOLY HOLD ON HIM//WHERE AND WHY IRRELEVANT TO HERAS SEEKING SUSTENANCEFOR HERSELFTIME STANDS STILL//AND SHE’S BENDING TO KISS AND LICKHIS NECK//HER BEAUTY A HORROR TO HIM//HER ENVY ATHIS lNNOCENCE STABBING ATHER HEART, BUT HEARTLESSLY SHEPERSISTS// STILL HUNGRY//AS FORKED TONGUESLASHING OUT […]

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Queen Beast

I have Always WonderedWhat it would be liketo be a Gay White Male…. I Much Imagine Meand my Upwardly MobileTestosterone Teammatesgoing out to Fire Islandfor the weekend and lying Nude along somesandy Meat-Rackto let the Sun frysome Brownonto Our Fish-Belly-White Asses ……NOT thatWe have a Problem Being Caucasianor Anything like thatI mean We Have Black […]

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Black Cherry Bitch

*for Carleen Passenant and Toni Halliday SHE WEAVES THE WEB,A RETENTION OF FIBERS/SELECTED DESIRES FROM HER STRIPPED AWAY WIRES/EMERGING,CHROME PLASMA/THESE POOLS OF MIASMASWIRL A MONITOR’S BLIZZARDOF BLINDING WHITE NOISEAS SHE SMILES AT THE SCISSORS/SHE CAN’T STAND THEMSHE CAN’T STAND MENSHE CAN’T STAND THEMSHE CAN’T STAND MEN/SHE SPITS AT THEM/SHE SEVERS THEIR THREADS/THIS GOESTO HER HEAD/SHE […]

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Strawberry Bitchblade

Like Alicefalling feet firstDown the DarkRabbit Hole She pitches Tent on the Brink of MadnessAt the cost of Her Self Respect…At the cost of Her Mental Hygiene ..At the cost of Her Freinds…This is The Last of Alice She can see of Herselfin the fragments of the Looking Glass She’sS h a t t e […]

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The Unacceptable Truth of Love

For Barbara Brady Pitiless in HateThough Desperate for Love/The Queen of Doom Awoke from the Black Sleep of the PitHungry/For something Young and FreshTo Feast On…../She went Outinto the Winter of Her Desire/a Storm of ColdCleanSterility/Clothed only by Lies which she Esteemed Most LovelyThough Her Glamour wasI r r e s I s t a […]

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The Truth is Naked

*FOR JONATHAN WALSH REMEMBERING OUR FIRST KISSWHILE WE WERE BOTH TRIPPINGON ACID IN THAT CHELSEA HELL-HOLE//IN MID-TOWN MANHATTAN/AND TRYING TO FORGET THE PAIN/REMEMBERING AND UNABLE TO FORGET OUR SEXAND HOW IT FELT SO RIGHT/MOST NOTING YOUR MOANS OF PLEASURE AND ECSTASY STILL CAUGHT IN MY EARS AND EYESECHOING THERE FOREVER AND FOREVER/AND FOREVER AND FOREVER […]

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Crack Angels

For MICHAEL STONE, ADONIS FAZEKAS, JONATHAN WALSH and PAT, wherever he is There were No Words to DescribeTHE LlGHTwhen It come For Him.THI LIGHT was only Wholebecause of His Appreciation for ItAnd in this He was Healed. There were No Pictures to describeThis LIGHTto His mind for THE LIGHT was Limitless·and if he were a […]

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The Patience of the Fish

For Those Wicked Walsh Parents; ONCEWHEN I BREATHED LIQUIDIWAS PURE AND CLEANFOREVER……NOWTHAT I BREATHETHE AIR THAT I BREATHETHE AIR THAT I BREATHE IS DIRTIEDBY DOUBT;DIRTIED IN TURNBY ANGER AND FEAR…… ONCEWHEN I BREATHED LIQUIDIWAS ONE,WILDAND FREE….. ONCEWHEN I BREATHED LIQUID LOVE/I WASNOT ALONE/NEVER APART FROM ME AND MINE,/IWAS MOST AT HOME … /…. NOW THAT […]

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The Offering of Doubt to the Blameless

I DO NOT SLEEP NAKED ON SATIN SHEETSI DO NOT SLEEP AT ALL ……..I DO NOT CLUTCH HATRED WITH BATED BREATHI DO NOT KEEP THE SCOREI WILL NOT WEAR COLOURS WHICH YOU ASSIGNI AM NOT WHAT YOU PERCIEVEI AM FREE LIKE THE SMOKE OF THE AUTUMN LIGHTSAND THE PASSION MY HEART BREATHES •••I DO NOT […]

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Odd

*FOR LAURIE ANDERSON AND KEVIN ROSS BALL GO INCUBATE INDELICATE LANGUAGEANO COMMUNICATEDOOM •••••…. A BADLY SCRIPTED SCENARIO WHERETHE ONES YOU LOVE MUST BE SACRIFICED CRUELLYTO THE INSECT GODOF LIESABOUT NOTHING WE EVER WANTEDBUT EVERYTHING WE DENIEDTHAT WE LOVED EACH OTHER BYTHE STARLIT FIELDS OF A COUNTRYSIDETHE TALKING HEADS ON TV DECLARESO MUCH HEALTHIER WITHOUT THE […]

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Equal

WITH SOCIETY NOW EAGERLY TEARING ITSELF APARTWITHGREED AND SELFISHNESSIN EXCESSI SIT OUTSIDE IT AGAIN TODAYWONDERINGFROM MY OBSCURE AND QUIET PLACEOF VISIONWHY ANYONE ELSE ISNT OUTRAGEDAT ALL THE CHEAP PROPAGANDA DICTATING AND BROADCASTINGISOLATION, ALIENATION, AND ELITIST MYTHS,THE FRAUDULENT IDEA THAT LOVE CAN BE SYMBOLIZEDTHROUGH DEATH AND PAINAND LIES ENGRAVEDON TACKY RED PAPER HEARTSAND FRAMED IN EXCESSIVE […]

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ManChanics

INSIDE SHATTERINGGLASS WORLDSI AM REFLECTING •••••••••••• //WANNA BE A BLACKMAN/WHITELAND/CLONE ••••••••••••• IWANNA BE A BLACKMAN/ WHITELAND/DRONE •••••••••••••INSIDEWE ARE ALL THE SAMESHATTERED MESS OF DREAMS/INSIDEWE ARE ALL. THE SAME/WE ARE ALL IN THE SAMESAD AND SORRY SCENES/WE ARE SHARING THE SAME SICK DREAM/WEARE ALL THE SAME PRIMAL SCREAM·I N S I D E••••••••••••/You CANNOT STEALWHAT You […]

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Why

Sweet is the PeaceOf Silence / Soothing / PeaceIs the Power of Silence BeautyComesQuietly / BeautifullyTo Me / ISee No Power in Violence Why Came Sweetly toMy Presence / SweetIn His Powerful Silence Questioning EVERYTHING!Yes…Yes…….Doubting His Beauty Was Worthy……. Sweet isThe Peace ILove You In,BeautifulKoreanChild. I’m Not Afraid of the Dark #6414 August 1997

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Seeing Things Through

A WORLD LIES HIDDEN BENEATH THE WORLD WHERE IT IS POSSIBLE TO SEE THROUGH FORM….. FORM IS WHAT MAKES UP THE WORLD WE SEE BUT THIS DOESN’T REALLY SHOW US WHAT’S ACTUALLY THERE WE DEFINE WHAT WE SEE THROUGH OUR FRAIL PETTY SENSES BELIEVING ONLY WHAT WE PERCEIVE AS REALITY THOUGH THIS REALITY CAN CHANGE […]

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Seeing and Being Seen

With Perfect Clarity I was Born For a Purpose I knew but then forgot Til Father Time saw fit to Ripen Me to My Passion Nothing can Keep Me Apart from What I Love and so I Learned of My Natural Fearlessness and in This took both Heart and Faith. In a clearly Insane World […]

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Giving Up the Holy Grail of Rage

Despite Your Best Efforts to Destroy Me, Here I still Shine, Beautifully Howling Joyously throughout The Cosmos, “I am ALIVE! I am FREE. And I L o v e The LIFEFORCE!” so Nothing can Keep Me Apart from You whom I Love. Without Hesitation I dive Headfirst into The Obscure Depths of Your Madness Because […]

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Consensus Reality

(WHEN IS TIME?) *FOR LAURIE ANDERSON SPIRIT FOUND FORMTHROUGH DESIRE/AS DESIRE FINDS FOCUS THROUGH FORMSDIFFERENTLY/DESIRE IS A MATTER OF INTERPRETATION,SEEMS TO INVOLVE ONLY FEELINGS,AND NO THOUGHT AT ALL/NOT THINKING OF ITSELF COMPLETELY REAL/DESIRE IS SEEMINGLY ACHIEVED THROUGH OTHERS/DESIRE IS NOTHINGBY ITSELF/THOUGH ALONEAND AFRAIDDESIRE IS/……………………OF SELF-DISCOVERY/FOR DESIREDOES NOT UNDERSTAND SPIRIT/AND SPIRIT IS INVISIBLE TODESIRE………………………./DESIRE ONLY APPEARS […]

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Believe

FAITHWHICH WAS LOSTIN AN ILLUSION OF LOVEWAS/IS/WILL BE/AND ALWAYSNEVERYET PERSISTED IN THE MINDS OF THECHILDREN OF HEAVENAND CONVINCED THEMOF NOTHING FROM ITS EVIL, ROOTLESS BEINGAND SO THE BELIEF IN NOTHINGROSE ON HIGH LIKE A FALSE SUNAND BLINDED VISIONAND THE WORLD WAS HENCE PERCEIVEDIN SWEAT AND FEARIN COMPETITION AND IN INADEQUACYFORNOW THE BELIEF IN SCARCITYWAS WORSHIPPED […]

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Totality

*FOR KATHERINE CHRONOS THOUGHTSTURNING OVER AND OVER/ TO BAKELIKE NOTES IN THE RAYSOF SOME DIVINE FIRE,/MY MUSERISESFROM HER NEWLY BLOSSOMED BEDIN THE FLOWERS OF A FIERY CLEANFOREVER/ CATCHES A SWEETBREEZE FROM HEAVEN/ MY MUSECOMES TO ME/ COMING TO MINDA WILD CHILDRESPLENDENT/REBELLIOUSMY MUSE FLIES…..MY MUSE RUNS FROM ME…WINGED AND WISE, MYMUSE NEVER LETS MECATCH HOLD OF […]

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Godzilla Never Asked to Be Born

*FOR FACEBOY THERE WAS A TIME SO CLEANWHEN LIFE HERE ON EARTH WAS RESPECTED FORTHE PRIMAL AND THE WILDFOR MOTHER NATURE HAS EVEN BLESSED HER MONSTERS TODAY WE DON’T BELIEVE ANYTHINGWITHOUTTHE LENSESOF SCIENCE AND CYNICISM WHICH,LONG AGO WAS TAUGHT TO US BY THE PRIMAL…. NOWWE CHOOSETO CUT OURSELVES BY DEFINITION INTO SWEET LITTLEBITE-SIZED SNACKS BECAUSE […]

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Why Godzilla is Not Very Nice

*FOR JASON SPIRO FOR YEARSTHEY HAVE PAINTED SICK PICTURES OFTHE WORLD, OF THOSE THEY ESTEEM INFERIORAND OF THEMSELVES ARROGANTLY THEY DECLARE THEY DOMINATE THE PLANET BUT WE KNOW BETTERDON’T WEO SHARP BRIGHT TEETH? (COLD SCREAMING MOUTH AGAPE) TONIGHTWHEN WE RISE FROH THE DEPTHS OF THE DEEP BLACK WAVES WE SHALL RE-EDUCATE THE NAKED APESWE’LL TEACH […]

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Why Godzilla is Not Very Funny

IN ONLYTHE SWEETEST GESTURESDO WE SLASH EACH OTHER TO RIBBONSROASTING EACH OTHER ALIVE IN EFFIGY COMEDYIS THE ART OF VIVISECTING THE VISION OF OTHERS WE ALL LAUGH IN EARNEST ATYOUR MORE SERIOUS ATTEMPTSTO EXPRESS TRUTH, WHICH TO UsIS PASSE- – ·- — WE KNOW THE CENTRAL TRUTH ISTHERE IS NO CENTRAL TRUTH,ONLYCOMEDY CENTRALBROADCAST FOR A […]

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Lit

*FOR LEE DOWNNG WHERE THERE’S SMOKETHERE’S HEAT /WHERE THERE’S LIGHTSOMETIMESTHERE ‘S A BLAZE/CAN YOU SMELL IT?/THE STINK OF BURNINGPLASTIC/CAN YOU FEEL IT GET JUST A LITTLE BIT HOTTER IN HERE?/IT’S REALLYNOT YOUR IMAGINATION/ AND THERE ARE DEMONS IN THE LIGHT /DEMONSWHO CAN SING AND DANCE/DEMONS WHICH CAN AMUSE AND ENTERTAINBUTNEVERTHELESS THEY ARE DEMONSAND YOU HAVE […]

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The Darkness

________________________________________________for JC,Trent Reznor___ and Clive Barker Empty and Black as Spaceisthe Night Outside_______________________________________________/As I,The Dark Prince of Desire, ____Reign/..As I, the Dark Prince think__________________________INSIDEMe/ColdInside.Chill-DeathInside.Cold/The Darkness/Secrets/Hide./..I Have Many/The Darkness/HidesI See Many/The Darkness/HidesI Have Many/The Darkness/HidesI See Many/The Darkness/Hides…./ “Vision is Not______________ for Darkness….Vision_________ is For Light.”(Vision is not for darkness, vision is for light?) The Darkness […]

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Sick

*FOR TRENT REZNOR “EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!” SIGHED THE SKELETON,GLEAMINGIN DARKNESSDELIGHTEDWITHIN ITS LITTLE BONESTHAT IT HAD DISCOVEREDTHE SECRET OF LIFE/……….DEATH WAS THE SECRET OF LIFE IN THE DARK “I AM NOT BONES,” SPOKE THE BONES“I AM BEAUTIFUL…”BUT NOTHING COULD ANSWER IT PERFECTIN DARKNESS. “AND I’M NOT ALONE,” CONTINUED THE BONESIN VAST CONCAVITIESOF DEEPESTDARKESTSPACE AND NOTHINGCOULD ANSWER ITPERFECTLY BLANK. […]

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Nothing

FINAL ENTREES of POETRYFROM THE BUFFET OF SICKNESSSERIES # 1………………………….                                                              * for Sharon StoneWe BelieveIn The Saving Power of Jesus/..We Believe       Nothing/..We Believe Lovecan Save Us from Ourselves/..We Believe      Nothing/…We Believe It’s Time/We Believe in Time/We Believe It’s Time WeTook Better/We Believe This Time, We can Take Better/ We Believein Taking, and […]

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A Prayer In The Kingdom of Satan

This is a Prayer______ For the Final Hour/… For Our Lady of Steel Talons/I do not have a Vehicle../ The Mistress of Circumstances Beyond Our Control/… Our Lady of Sweet Flowers/pray with Us/splattered in the blood of Christ/is seething in Red Agonies____in this Prayer For The Final Hour/Drawn Breath on Wind________Takes Angels Wings/ Through The […]

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Fiend

Everyday in dry feverishInfernos of Lust I explode Destruction swiftly sweepingthrough my sensesand sensations of rigid, coldand Slime-darkened unfulfillingOrgasmreach out to grab my ballswith icy fangsand rip Them bloodyfrom my body Everydayin Brutal Enslavementto my horrid third leg, Veiny and stiffand Inflamed with Power Demanding my attention,Demanding your affection, thick, hardblood-engorgedmuscle at your Service Everyday,Everynight, […]

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Foundation

*FOR BILL SCORPIO (WILLIAM INGRAM), I MISS YOU I feel the Devil inside Mecrawling at the pit of my stomachin the depths of my bowelswhispering his carnal curse(that and) for the Very Meat I am (And Crave)to rot like animal shit from My BonesAnd I Pray for the Light of The SunFor the Devil begins […]

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The Insect God Unchained

*dedicated Respectfully to Wes Craven / F. Paul Wilson Paul Verhoeven/ Dario Argento John Carpenter \Stephen King and Vincent Downing ( who found” Queen Beast” soothing) The Devil is an Insect/One to the Second Power/Here in the First Galactic QuadrantThis Has been Discovered/From the Unholy Watchtowers ofCyberXenoPhotophobes/ Menacing…ADemonic Infestation of Deadly Savage InsectsCruelly Starved in […]

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Dark Burning Rain

Dedicated Respectfully to Robert Smith/Elisabeth Fraser/ Morrissey/Frankie Clinton/Simon Le Bon and Anne Rice A Lightstorm Rages Ablaze in HeavenTonightand in this Dark Cityof Intolerant Qualities of Lifeit is Raining Angelsand Demonsdown on the Damned inDark Seething Waveswhere Writhing in Agonyin the Brutal Assault ofD a r k B u r n i n g R a i nfrom […]

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Nasty

*for Barbara Brady “Smile, You Miserable Bitch”I sayto the Old N a s t y Witchin The Cracked Mirrors Of PainVisibleOn Her Rage Walk to DeliverFuries Hookedto The She-Devil’s Triangle through Her Blood Flowing Rivers….and Smell Her N a s t y Hairy Bush…. “Smile, You Miserable Bitch!”I Laughat The She-BeastTrapped In a Tormented Past(She […]

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Worthless

You are living in the Same World I do,Speaking the Same Language,Watching the Same Television and Reading the Same Books, Papers and Magazines,Going to the Same Moviesand Riding The Same Planes. Trains and Automobiles as I,And You have Told MeIn Many Different WaysGood, Bad, AmbivalentIndirect and Insanely that You Love Meand Still Somehow You have […]

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Terror

FEAR for Your Children and teach Them From The Cradle That They are Doomed to Failure and In This You Support Them FEAR For Your Children and Teach Them They are Worthless by Teaching Them how Fruitless and Pointless Are their Dreams…. FEAR For Your Children and Overpopulate This Planet with Twisted Little Robots Who’ll […]

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The Dark Side of The Force

Not even in Deathwill You find True Peace from Me/Dark Jedi and Force Userof Lost Galactic Worlds gone by/for You do not Know The Destructive Power of Excessthough You are clearly Driven by it/But You can be subtly trained through Guiltto learn howYou are already My Slave/If Fear offers You anything SleekSeductive and AttractiveYou think […]

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Slaves in Darkness Will Yet Be Free

More PoetryFrom TheDark SideSeries #1 for Annie Lennox DIMLY AWARE IN THE DARK,THE SICK SERVANTS OF PAIN WERE SENT A NEW MESSAGEWHICH WAS INCONCEIVABLE TO THEMFOR THEY HAD LIVED LONG IN SUFFERING AND DOOM AND AGONYAND WERE ONLY USED TO PERCEIVING THINGS THIS ONE WAY.AND IT WOULD BE THIS PERCEPTION OF WEAKNESSWHICH THEY WOULD USE […]

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Dark Child

FOR PAUL KLIENMAN , M.D., WHO HAS NO IDEAOF THE LOVELY GIFT HE GAVE… And I was running in the Park lateIn the DarkAnd Dew was sleek on sharp greengrass bladesIn the DarkBeneath the Lake a Child was drowningIn the DarkAnd I was lost and looking for YouIn the Dark … The sky was paling […]

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Flowers and Stars

The Rainfall Drives Down______Cold and CleanI hold You______CloserYou hold Me__Tighterin the Valley of Death’s Garden “Don’t leave Me….Please don’t leave Me!” But I’m________Dying______________Dying____________________Dying in the Garden… Dying in Your ArmsDying in the Rain……………………..cold and clean_____________________(Dead in Your Arms)glitters like gold…._____________________(Tears and Pain)Flowers and Rain……………../_________Splattering__________________(Screaming)Echoes________(Dreams)_________and letting go________of Life,cutting the cord(don’tleavemepleasedontleavemepleased)drowning in the womb(comebacktomepleasecomebacktomepleasecomebac)It’s Suicide____________in the Garden(screamscreamscreamscreamscreamscreams)Flowers […]

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Homeless

for Dahlia Lindsay “We     Feel     Cold,”said The Trees    to The Wind/as The SunFell Fast    from The Sky… “We     Feel      Old,”said The Leaves    to The Sky/as They FellFloating Dead    to The Ground… “I     Feel     Blue,”said The Moon   to The Sea/which Repliedwithout   making a    sound… “I     Feel     Alone,”said The Wind   to The Trees/as The Moonclimbed The    Clouds    […]

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a Monarch/A monarch

(aButterfly Poem)* For Lucy Kim When Again, and thusthis Taleis at an Endagain/again…..To taste These Sweetfruitsin the WindAgain/Again……to sip these Nectars ofHibiscus/mistrust/this Lust/Wingsthat flutter/Shudder/How Sweet/Heartbeat’sLyric/Frenzied Party/Terror Seeds theseFruiting Bodies/Beg to Pardon/She’snot Suited/gorgeous martyr/Beg to Pardon/SunlitDewdrops Splashing Harder/Begto Pardon./…Whirling Petals in The Garden/…Shotlick…/Sweetstick…/nervous Beauties inthe ring/…..Beg to Pardon/Bursting FlowersIn The Garden/…Light like Angels/Life likeAngels make Me […]

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A Butterfly is Dying

For Franco, Bridgette Hughes and Special Dedications to Suzanne Vega, Philip Glass, and Micheal Nyman These Bright WingsFlower-Colour’dShiver and BurstIn Flight/Unsmother’d Set Thee many Honey DropsLove-Liquid/Sweet upon thy LipsFrozen/Sunlight’s Burning StopsAn Ice-Filled Passion’s Crushing Grip/ Wings Upon Thy Darkened WatersDripping Heavy/Honey’s Dew..When the Moon glows Hot in QuarterWhen the Sun Doth Blaze in Blue When […]

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Secret Agent of Radiance

IN THE HOLY CRYSTAL CITY OF POWERNEAR THE GATES OF HEAVENALL HEAVEN AND EARTHCAME TOGETHER AN INSTANTTO WITNESS THE BIRTH UNSPECTACULAROF THE DARK POET CHILDON A CELEBRATED PAGAN HOLlDAY IN 1969 THEY WOULD ABANDON HIM THERE TO HIS WITS BY FATEBY HIS OWN REQUESTA SECRET AGENT OF RADIANCEIN THE DARK WORLDOF TIME TO TEACH HIMSELF […]

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Everlasting

For David Riley with Love IT DOES NOT MATTER/… THAT THERE’S DANGER,/THAT THERE’S DISASTER,/THAT THERE’S/ DEATH/…WE HAVE LOVEWHICH DOES NOT DIE/WE HAVE LIGHTWHICH WILL NOT LIE… /WE HAVE LOVE THATDOES NOT DIE…WILL NOT LIE…WILLS NOT DEATH/IT DOES NOT MATTER/THATDARK CLAIMS USWHILE THERE AREONES TO BE BLAMED/ WE WILL NOT BELIEVE IN SHAME NOW/WEHAVE NOTHING THERE […]

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Lord of the Light

IN THE DEVASTATING SCARLETCRYSTAL PURPLESILENCE DID I HAPPENWHILEZONE TRIPPING ON THE OUTER RIM OF DESIRE UPON THE LORD OF THE LIGHT AT ONE THERE WITH ALL CREATIONCRYSTALS OF CLARITY WHIRLING MUSICALLY ALIVE LEAPT OFF HIMWITH UNSPEAKABLY BEAUTIFUL VISIONSSCATTERING INTO THE VOIDBEYOND HIM AND I FELL UPON MY KNEES IN AN INSTANTWHEN I SAW HIMAND WEPT.HIS […]

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SpellBound

for jamie Lee Sutherland COME,…./BREAKTHROUGHTHE WALLOF TIMEWITH ME/ THIS IS OUR ONE HIDDEN FINAL DESTINY/WITH HONEST AND OPEN HEARTS ABLAZEAND CLEANIN LOVESO INTENSELYSHINING…WE WILL SHED DEATHTOGETHEREASILY/…. IN THE LIGHTOF OUR CHANGELESS PURITYREVEALED STREAKING CLEANIN HEALING SHOCKS OF TRUTH SO B R I G H T / AND POWERFUL…../WE WILL HUMBLY AGREE IN CLEAR AND OBVIOUS […]

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Tourist Attractions From the Land of the Cartoon Nigger

(*MOTHERFUCKED) YOU SHIT-FUCKERS!/I DON’T BELIEVE THERE’S A GREAT WHITE WAY FOR ME…I DON’T BELIEVE / I DON’T BELIEVE THERE’S ANY HOPE LEFT FOR ME…I DON’T BELIEVE IN FORGIVENESSFOR FREAKS/ I DON’T BELIEVEIN A HIGHER POWERGREATER THAN ME/…….INSTEAD,I BELIEVES EVERYTHING I SEES ON TV!YES,TV IS MY KIND OF REALITYI CAN CONTROL IT AND ALL MY ANIMAL […]

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Eaten Alive

(to the Idol in the Eye of Nothing)                                                                                                                for the Wicked Walsh Clan You are there and You are notYou are aHoly Mysterynever to be heldnever to be seen …/Sought never to be FoundFed Never to be SatisfiedWe worship YouWe worship You (We cannot touch YoulWe cannot see You/We cannot know You/We are Unworthy) Do We […]

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There is No Escape From Heaven

FOR TONI HALLIDAY IN THE ENDLESS RADIANCE OF PERFECTIONFROM THE LIGHT OF ALL ETERNITYTHE STRANGEFRUIT OF GENIUSSENDS ITS GREETINGSTO THE PRISONERS ANDSLAVES OF THEDARK WORLD OF TIMEWHO DO NOT EVEN UNDERSTANDAS IT IS HAPPENING TO THEMTHAT THEY ARE TO BECOMEMOTIVATED AND INSPIREDBY THE BEAUTIFUL WORKSOF CREATION WHICH SHALL IN RETURN REMIND YOUWHEN TIME AND ALL […]

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Alive

*for Jerico and Frankie Clinton THIS IS HOWTHE LIFEFORCE WOKE ME UP/TO THE LIT SKY/BEHIND THE SCREEN/OF ANOTHER MAN’S/MIND/FIRSTTHERE WERE MUSICIANS/AND THIS IS HOW/I KNEW LOVE THENLIKE YOU DON’T KNOW NOW/THE WAY A MAN CRIES WITHSEXIN HIS EYE/SPITTINGHIS SEETHINGSEMEN LINES/THE WAY A MAN HOLDS YOU/IN HIS MIND/TRACING YOU THOROUGHLYWITH HIS EYE/BLINDING YOU BEAUTIFULLYWITH HIS SHINE/PAINTING […]

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Lightspeed Into Endless Beauty

*For Mark-Alan PHASE ONE:/TRANSFORMATION In the Sick Clouds of Dark Denialwhich Seems to paint The World you see So Darklyinto the halting Inconsistent Reality you Perceive Uncertainly The World in tones of Death and Life toYou is nothing but a Means to Achieve such InsanityThat what you want for Others with Your HatredYou, yourself cannot […]

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Your Electrified and Illuminated Witness to Reality

ACT I, FOR JILL AND JOEACT II, FOR GUSTAVACT III FOR JAMES ACT I THE FULL MOON CHILDREN LOVE WITH CARE MIND OVER MATTEREASILYRESTATES TO MINDTHE PRINCIPALS OF ETERNITYBESIDEUSWHO BELIEVE WEARE BUT RAVING TINYBOTTLED MORTALS TRAPPEDBY GRAVITYAND THROWNTHROUGH PITCH BLACK SPACE,HURTLING HELPLESSLYINTO THE BURNINGSTAR-FILLED SEA OFTHE COSMOS RENEW USRELEASE USSET USFREEFROM OUR OWN CRUSHINGSENSE OF […]

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I’m Not Afraid of The Dark

I AM SETTING MYSELF INTO MOTIONI HAVE DECIDED…I ‘VE MADE UP MY MINDI AM READY TO LEAVE DEATH BEHIND MEI AM READY TO EXIT THE PAST;        I’VE DECIDEDI WILL THOROUGHLY EXPLORE THIS THING, I THINKI’VE ELECTED TO TOTALLY DO IT JUSTICEI THINKTHEREFORE THIS THING MUSTBE MY EXISTENCEMY EXISTENCE IS THIS THING I THINK MUST BE […]