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selva oscura
16 May 2019 @ 02:07 am
so i get it
you want to know the time,
i respond with the bible
three times over
triggered by a rosewater-soaked madeleine.
lesson learned!

you’ll take your comments
about the weather
over the broadcast.

i must possess
some degree
of self-restraint
somewhere.

or not. you know,
it’s best not to engage
someone like me
without a proper dowry
of engagement,
at least a promissory note.

if i said i kept a running list
of the hypocrisies and failures
of people like you, would you
pity me for being small,
withdraw your attentions
from my negativity,
or become aroused?

one of those, i suspect,
if not something else entirely.

i’m always forgetting myself.