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FATHER, AFRAID OF HIS DAUGHTER
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1. Rejoice in coupons, praise taste,
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and discount museum visits.
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LONG USED GLASS DOORS STILL DON'T SOLICIT
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STARVING CATS STILL SWITCH YR HIPS
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A yellow fire hydrant gots a mean stride
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while it walks by and I'm tied to the cement side
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walk, unmoving in a prude park
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with cement tree-leaves on metal trees
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Snow sheets on hot streets
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the wind strips the fat
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from the girl across the street
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"Th' thangs y'kint change are th' thangs
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y'don't see,"
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"Well things is gettin' pleasanter!" says I from the streetwall,
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"praise t'god and 'is advocate, m'billion dollar friend!"
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i set'n smoke: I'da marry a fat woman, permittin' she'd marry me.
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my cheeks is puffed and red and i'd take me any lover.
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a one-ton face, i'd a-have me any tongue goin' fer a lick.
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my cheeks is saggin and i'd hide away from anyone who didnt love me.
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2. th' adults is scared of us --
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bark at us and keep a few flat lungs before em
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in case the noise come out th teen teeth
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•••
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th' white dame –– mover of flesh ––
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th' nude glistenin between th teeth ––
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in th' night, the streetlights sing–– 'electricity!'
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and their arms come to her flesh
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and they stroke her
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th' window between th girl and th street
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keeps th' girl from th' bloodly wheat feild
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from th' ones who obey their statue masters ––
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the window sweats
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thick upon itself
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so that the moon is a lamp
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and the people are erased
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never lived
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i dont care
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th' adults are afraid of us ––
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us in our wet flesh, us in our animal minds ––
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they do not remember the spit they kep' in their mouths
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th' shining spit from th' mouth of a boy
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runnin on th tongue of a childless woman
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•••
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STONE EYES in the wall sockets
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in th' room where eager boys aint allowed
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no boys moaning fer a girl, except their toys
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children with electric eyes, sexless,
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wisht he'd do some'in he'd regret
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in that open field
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with magnetic loins
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two stones stacked like women
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move through the centuries
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toward one another,
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losers
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21 Nov 08


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