words words words

what is the sum of broken words

words rented under
resplendent circumstance
convenient and
so often recanted

words born from the parentage of
alcohol and fireside passion

words that are
indifferent
and spoken in
hushed and harsh tones

words on signs
guiding lines
strapped
in and out of time

words that carry images
from one soul to the next
like ravens under a
soft morning moon

words on the television
and words on the radio
exhibiting safe and
senseless noise

words annexed
in random texts
vexed
under-sexed
perplexed
and continually indexed

words in posts
perceived as ghosts
striking at an unlikely host

words like the breath of
blackened lungs
soft and
reeling against reality

words concealed
later to be revealed
dead or dying
on some distant battlefield

words written to congregate
and eviscerate
the profession of middle age
clutching at makeshift melodies
like some mad composer

words conjured in a solitary salvo
that will never see the light of day

words as a
process of elimination
possible procrastination
toward an inevitable destination

words as an impulsive
addiction
sacrificed
and spent like spare change

your words
my words
empty
and laid bare upon the horizon

words written from
the other side of me
as instruction
dictation
with no dedication

each morning i type
words
like armageddon
laughing
and reaching
for that
one final moment of ecstasy

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