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Quiet relief from the heat of day A respite from the din of voices The quell in an otherwise doldrum way
Taking time to breathe the stirred air
Before the winds turn into a squall The disruption of bored stagnation The afternoon not so quiet after all
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Dancing socialites & reformed ladies
Choices of the malevolently absurd
Not really what you figured to be
Those weren’t the chances you heard
Life tries to knock us all off
The rugged seem tenacious & alive
Tapping toes with your perfect partner
Where do we step when we want to survive
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Tracing these feelings back
Wondering where you began to care Why did you lose your resolve & fall in love in the summer’s glare
A palm grove as a backdrop Kissing quietly behind the reeds Feeling more than you had expected Unsure of the coming needs
Layers of sand now everywhere Breeze feeling cool upon your bare hips Hopeful surprises found refreshing Nothing less than passion upon your lips Like this: Like Loading...
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Within doctrines of the former realms
Secular atonements when you cannot reap Our distorted narratives no longer at the helm Parched souls shudder when you cannot sleep
Notebooks wrapped in twine, lubricating my dreams
Thinly veiled entitlements, rushing to meet the golden hour Misplaced refugees; tugging on our heart seams Stomp on rose colored lenses/before the vine turns sour
Standing tall amidst populism, still reading banned books
Rejecting capitalism before you win a shopping spree Your enemy’s dilemma might be worth a look While upholding the realization of love’s prophesy
Embracing goblets of celebratory wine & errant notes
Time to return to glory; fire dance upon wooden boats Like this: Like Loading...
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What are the chances
A statistical report Falling in love in retort Like this: Like Loading...
Get those hands out of your pockets
& love someone
Spread flirtatious innuendos so she’ll firmly understand
Whispers roll off my lips upon naked skin in the sun
& she knows this passion is worth all the misplaced sand
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The blazing summer sun
Attacking my pigment
Gonna need aloe vera treatment
Tender pink meat exposed
Another bout of the Irish curse
Naked flesh so easily burnt
Need to be saved by a smokin’ hot nurse
Can’t speak like that in 2022
I assure you, I truly understand
But my perverted tendencies
The truth remains; always the dirty old man Like this: Like Loading...
Stripping away excess fluff
The water’s never hot enough
Holding you tight
Of your red lips, I’ll drink deep
Whispering my intensions
Loving you until we fall asleep
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Drinking black coffee out of Delta cups
The cheap seats listening to Empire Burlesque Mixed metaphors crawling in the night Still pondering why a raven is like a writing desk
Dislodged tea parties & cries of Nevermore
The world swiftly swirling all around me Reducing myself into my words Hiding now within punctuation & necessity
Unsure of our place in time
Triangulations are stretch marks on the soul Society wants me to be all shiny But more often than not, I’m tired & dull
Where do we find our inspirations
The formulations upon our existence Personalities discarded to the rubbish pile Pushing us further away within time & distance Like this: Like Loading...
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Seeking a spiritual remedy
For my soul isn’t quite whole Burnt out & emotionally drained Tea cup’s empty & I’m no longer in control
Midcentury motif & I’m peeling paint
Shrinking violets & closing in walls Pushing back against our growing pains Energy to create, but my life remains a free fall Like this: Like Loading...
Manicured city walls
Stomping through summer puddles Curiosities of a finer life Scorching rays, can’t help but befuddle
Recoiling to the chaffy shade Searching for the talisman of the storm Knowing we’re in for a futile calm Who could’ve predicted it’d be this warm
But we keep on pushing through Wicking precipitation from her summer gown Effort to remain a head above A damn shame if we perish & drown
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The summer is already sweltering
I’m trying to survive, so I have nothing on
The neighbor lady won’t stop staring
Perhaps I shouldn’t be out here watering my lawn
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These are our summer moments
Ones they’ll never take away The heat warming our souls Waves of memories to close the day Clinging to the last hours of sun Knowing they’ll become finite When all we really have is us Slow dancing into the night Like this: Like Loading...
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It’s not about me
Focus away from my chipped soul Fragile dreams creaked as I reach daylight Caught in our midsummer’s lull Drinking wine out of a teacup This soul embarrassing when exposed Hoping to numb our sensibilities While we lay naked & juxtaposed Like this: Like Loading...
Look what the tide brought in
Floating back in the summer sea Standing forthright upon the shore Escaped, though equally free
Our lives governed by morality
No matter the direction of the days Finding solitude a noble quest Amidst the breeze, the palms sway Like this: Like Loading...
Finding refuge in my dreams
Traipsing through Baudelaire’s flowers I sing a silent dirge to my soul Tracing her petals within Summer’s shower
Caught in the currents of missteps Former words no longer voiced Lightness of a delicate vision We heard the morning’s rain rejoice
Politely declining a dreadful umbrella Walking out, always been man enough to weep Soaked; tears all the way through Drowning; maybe now the sunset will let me sleep Like this: Like Loading...
Hanging out a local’s joint
Homegrown & authentically bonafide The rupture of a coming Summer Basking in the heights of a rising tide The heartbreak of loving a society girl Though it’s worse when you realize That lovely creature never lied
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Finding the energy to jump up
To start the day in the sunshine Collecting smiles from fresh faces & always returning to the love that’s mine
Pouring another coffee to revive my soul The blacker the better; deeper than the sea Knowing secrets which youth will always deny That happiness is real & it’s forever free
Nonsense & miscalculations they always spew For they see glitter & everything they never tried But experience will tell you simple is better & anything worth fighting for is kept on the inside
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I liked her Summer dress
A muse’s vulnerability in a pile She spoke in perfect verse But I loved best her smile Like this: Like Loading...
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Snark doesn’t make you what you want to be
You’re infatuated with being cool throughout Constantly proving your wit for all to see Reality is you’re hiding & putting your soul in doubt Like this: Like Loading...
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Finding the sunshine
Feeling the glorious heat Remembering the time Our lonely lips did meet
Saving me from despair A slow march to the sea Loosening of our tongues Another chance to be free Getting our bodies outside A good stretch in open air I love your everything, but You’re best when you’re bare Like this: Like Loading...
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Sitting here at the end of the world
Running my fingers through the sand Watching the weight of the waves Finally time is a theory I can understand
Stripped down without societal guilt
Seeking answers down along the shore Confused it took me all these years Yet, that doesn’t mean there isn’t still more Like this: Like Loading...
Stretching up & yawning
A lazy morning not to compete
My mind has been overloaded
Time for those files to delete
Our souls are priceless
So why do we always sell, sell, sell
This morning I’m choosing to dwell within
& the secrets I find I’ll never tell Like this: Like Loading...
I know you don’t want to be looked upon
But I can’t help keeping your beauty in view
You feel self-conscious
Though I’m whole heartedly in love with you
Please do not hinder my sight
I want you to always be at my side
You’re the nearest thing to perfection
I’ll be devastated if you run off & hide Like this: Like Loading...
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A finger to my lips
Fixated on your secrets encased Knowing the enchanting stories You’re upon what fairytales are based
Remaining silent with restraint
For that is your required desire Locked into your heavenly eyes Nothing greater than stoking your primal fire Like this: Like Loading...
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Waiting on a summer
Heat enough to bake my bones Hell defined on earth Surely we’ll need to atone Like this: Like Loading...
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It’s a stale morning
The humidity will come later for sure But that’s not what I want from life We need a cool breeze fresh & pure Like this: Like Loading...
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Welcome the heat
Sunshine reigning down Everyone loses clothing Summer finally around Ice cold drink clinks Leaning into my relaxing smile Allowing for a subtle tan Get used to it, gonna be awhile Like this: Like Loading...
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Knee deep in your chores Content in your blessings But once dreamed of more Passion fizzled with stress Domestically kept & cared Cloaked in suburban life But I see beauty in there Like this: Like Loading...
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Discounting the overland wages
Discarded notions of an empty word
Dripping coffee on innocently blank pages
Drudging toward all the invocations misheard Like this: Like Loading...