werewolf

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let the wolves get me
let the wolves come
long they’ve been chasing
so long have i run
let them see to it
that my downfall is one
that serves well for all
the damage i’ve done

the voices of choices
of echoes of ghosts
of undead walking
and stationed at posts
to relay to me painfully
where it hurts the most
and a remedy so quickly
they’re eager to boast

so here’s a toast
to teeth bared out
the wolves like demons
with screaming mouths
kerosene vomiting
down upon me douse
igniting to drown
the werewolf howls

-m.p. 04/10/2017

similarily

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waiting
watching for
an opportune moment
like a man
on a ledge
dressed as a rodent
a bat, his motif
justice, his motive
but actions
assortive
slightly
sordid

bordering
on a mania
that rivals his opponent
creation
of which
himself a proponent
a verdict
itself both
locked and loaded
evidence of
a conscience,
consciousness
eroded

a resort to
violence
when slightly goaded
perhaps too
high has his
acclaim been toted
perhaps
needs now
a status demoted
his hands
like his foes
similarily coated

-m.p. 03/25/2017

mostly

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speech impediment
i can not speak
i can never find the words i seek
my thoughts they warble
they unseemly leak
and hope for a cure
is growing weak

i am doomed
to only be
words on a page, words only
written neatly,
so sweetly to read,
to be understood from afar,
but never closely

it may seem lonely but
it’s mostly
ghostly
that the way things will be
can be so
engrossing
that plans be set
and resolutions
for imposing
are locked out
by a fate
determined in
closing

-m.p. 03/22/2017

fall

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a cloak about me
enshroud
my body
to disembody
my psyche
rotting
the rorschach
blotted
spots are
dotting
stars, my foretold
doom,
lauding.

loudly laughing
at how it’s
happening
the unraveling
travels of
paths
unmasking
the answer to
questions too
late asking
from the heavens
to earth, a fall
everlasting.

-m.p. 03/16/2017

calculating

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i am borne
of fast machines
that determined
when and how
i’d breathe
calculating
the mess that
i would leave
for another entity
to exist
to clean
just for the
dimension i
would bring
the calculations
to make complete
in time lines
crossing to
unrepeat

-m.p. 03/14/2017

her

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1.
words
at first
curses terse
more difficult
the farther
we traversed
so much hurt
and i
the worst
and now
i can not
talk to her
anymore

2.
a distance
between
how close we
careen
at fingertips
length we
reach we
lean
but i can not
talk to her
any more

3.
every day
i wish to say
how much her
eyes keep
mine at bay
how much her
face never
leaves me
unscathed
yet i can not
talk to her
any more

-m.p. 03/13/2017

singular

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never
do i ever
no, i never
fight fair
they expect words
but they get a stare
and a smile
that creeps
when they’re least aware
it’s a wonder
i still
have teeth
in there

for mirth from birth
i’ve come to show
how little i care
and want them
to know
here made low
to bring them so
in the singular
direction they
can only
go

-m.p. 02/18/2017

west

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obsessed the poets
are of death
and prophetic
words of
earth’s dying
breaths
and there would be
less if the
evidence
didn’t point
west where
the sun lays
to rest
which undead
rises again
and again
to relive its demise
at the brim
at the brim

-m.p. 02/20/2017

fleas

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down to
depths
i do not
know
down in
death
i send my
soul
i want to
fill my
head with
holes
pour out
wrath upon
my skull

plant this
body never
to rise
attracting all
the fleas
and flies
where never
can be heard
the cries
of the ever
present
constant
demise

-m.p. 02/17/2017

hydra

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look inside yourself
and you’ll find
guarded delusions
rigged and
mined
so that doubts of self
that stray inside
are blown clear
from your mind
before they’re too
defined

oh you explode
your anger goes
you don’t like crossing
paths with a dose
of your own medicine
words you disclose
at leisure, featured
because you’re not those
people you insult
people you hate
you’d never be them
but it’s too late
you’ve already made-
mistakenly
assumed your innocence
but guiltly.

low self-esteem is not what ails
you want sympathy from everyone else
those obligated to unsee the facts
to leave your illusions still intact,
the unwinding tales, the unwinding tails
filled with fangs and venom, scales
and all the rest their existence entails
for the bystanders your hydra head assails

-m.p. 02/11/2017