Early Start

I consider the morning,

what birds sound like at 6:37

should I eat Cheerios?

jog in the dew?

two glasses orange juice?

push ups?

Try as I might,

my bed is just too sweet to me

between the hours of 2 and 10.

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they Love to Shove

“You know, so and so was working newspapers at your age. He had a book by the time he was 24.

He had a novel by your age. Where’s yours?”

 

Fuck off! I’m working on it, and it would go a lot faster if you let me be to type in quiet!

 

Don’t ever compare yourself to anyone. No one’s a better you than you are.

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“what’s it supposed to mean?”

people don’t misunderstand art,

they misunderstand themselves,

can’t recognize their own insides

on the out

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summer

the night outside smells like rain,

it smells good

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Happy Stories

we have forgotten how happy stories end,

i’ll try to figure it out and get back to you

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the Long Goodbye

between putting you in the ground,

and the last time they say your name,

between night fall

and morning light

there is silence,

there is nervous bargaining,

and dead chatter,

even when you’re alive,

to the diseased mind,

backwards,

in black and white filtered pictures,

compressed instantaneous,

years of your life in moments,

the collapsing of ideas and places,

stretches of time,

compacted into beer cans,

that are emptied

all the wonderful things

are just a long goodbye

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Hey! Hey! You!

Hey!

You! Down there!

The tall one limping around in North Carolina!

With hair the color of embers!

Heart as big as an Ocean!

I miss you too!

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