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Honorable Mention: --full stopped--

October 22, 2017

i skimmed the heart right out of you
he didn’t say
after all, giving voice and name gives face and reality
and faceless things…
...can be skimmed away


so by not saying
with saying many things ---


--buzz, rush-scuzz, hush-hush--


i skimmed, he will not say
but jargon, yes


--press, stuck-tongue-jabbering-duress--


i skimmed away your name
by naming you so many things


--problem; it; whatever; get-rid-of-it; shit--


so by not
he puts the final jot
on a full-stop


and in the god-awful racket
no more that silent singularity






woman, would-be; human, free; mad potentiality--


I skimmed away your heart your name
He doesn’t say


either to you, or other -- but to both of you






you go the way of many unspoken beautiful realities:


Down the drain


of heart, of name


i skimmed the life right out of you,
he doesn’t say


he has no words


any more


to express your human actuality.

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