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Who?

Cotton, blood and nerves
Summed up, that's about the extent 

No eternal flames flicker six feet above
clouds still shiftless 
those beams that carry angles didn’t even shine down

No purpose or place
just a common face

See  
there I go trying to impress with clever subtlety
a choice of uncanny words you may bring up on cold nights alone

I’ll be the ghost in the game
spelling out obscenities on a ouji board

The poltergeist has spoken
it excreted nonsense with a pen filled to the top with invisible ink
cheap bastard can’t even afford to write in blood

Zero accolades at this juncture

No love for the dead guy anymore
just rubber bracelets, salt and water

No love for the dead guy at all
a makeshift cross placed lopsided against a median

No love for the dead guy 
he made damn sure that it turned out this way

Remember to forget me
it’s the only certainty of my memory at all
it’s all I have when the dirt gets shoveled over this dead guy
the only way to comfort my fall

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  1. Date: 12/29/2009 1:55:00 PM
    interesting poem, keep sharing and hope your inspirartion flows freely!! :)