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a disinteresting air

another gaze
within a full length mirror

a persnickety grimace
the severed slices 
of crystal
within my 

excuse my idiotcy
not utilizing 
punctuation marks
cmon darling
please        please
warrant my arrest

dementia is not covered 
under my insurance policy 
cough   spit
like myself
somehow survive

religiously pathetic
empathically morose
sympathetically laughable

one last day
one fleeting 

the rifle is gently removed
from an uncolored mantle
periwinkle would have
been my palor of choice   now
Say ah and place 
the hunter's 
metallic eye
down your throat

everything is pretty
everything is so goddamn 

sweat on my forehead
sweat on the trigger
one deep breath
one more for good riddance
go my sweetheart

pull it
i said pull it

for a starved beggar's last day 
will be

by himself

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  1. Date: 7/18/2010 5:32:00 PM
    very disturbing poem, such a waste of a human...thanks for your congrats and well wishes!! It really helps my recovery from c-spine surgery!!

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 12:56:00 PM
    Interesting thoughts that you have penned it this one...Sara

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 10:54:00 AM
    This is really powerful writing, john. Very descriptive and a scary too. That was a BIG shock for me and a great surprise on the poem. I remember you telling me I stood a good chance with it a while back. Thanks! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 11:50:00 PM
    Thank you John for the honour bestowed upon my poem.Have a good weekend.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 7/2/2010 1:25:00 PM
    sounds scarey, if that is what you are going for?? don't pull it, that is a young chick!

  1. Date: 7/2/2010 11:21:00 AM
    Nice one,, enjoyed your write..P.D.