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Scarification (never coming back)

   There it was
right there
  everything you ever needed
to know
   Put a gun to it’s head
and shoot it

   Been fed up 
for as long
  as I
could remember
   only got
one thing
   I’m lookin’ forward to
seeing things again
   I’m seeing
things again
   palms pressed
a fork in the road
   and a fire pit blacked
tattoo the section
   beneath the cortex
dilate the cavity
  peerless and clocklike
you stood there
   like a tombstone 
like a vulture
   or a sundial
every day we woke
   to the burial again

Give us just this one
   vision
      this one thing
         no one else can see


32 ppm

                 Eleven thousand
        eyes are winking
              you can see their faces
                                but their insides
                   are made
                of words

                  squirmin’
                                      all around

             It’s a sudden realization
  everything was wrong
              there was nothing
                                       you could do but
                           breathe the saggy weight
the synthesis
                                                                        abyss

                             The hail hits
             hard you could
feel it dead on
                     that taproot digging
                      it’s cheeksquint
                  at the lime green node
                          down a rhythm
          at the surface
        of the crusty frozen maze

It was eerie
                       how well it worked

                       how well it didn’t
work on me

We were popping words
from our pimples

We could see them
in our hair

We slashed our plastic wrists
with rusty blades
ripped them right
out of our veins

We reached up
    and grabbed fistfulls
            of these stupid symbols
      with wide glistening grins
             with dopamine drool
       and with disbelief
                        this static
         that wants me to believe
 is naval
                                              is not

No

and to think
    this vessel
used to eat
    itself
                alive

                      old circuitry
                            can only
                            wonder
                                      echinacea

                     now  it
                     rips
                     tears
          on the inside
to expand

a habit

                            and gravity
        yes
              of course

                            it’s exponential
               mensaje imputente

                       alternative
                                                     truth  serum
        in the trees

                                  another
   ten years
                                              of drought
                  though

                                                                  where
                                                                 are you

verbascum

I can
still
see it
in the
dark

                                  liquid  light
             erosion
                              this
      resistence
                                          submerges

                              when
            will     it
collapse