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Life on a hitchhike

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Life on a hitchhike

Life on a hitchhike

A cool drool drip slid to the corner of a slit shut
mouth. Eyes that once FLASHED reared back and humbled
into occular armpits,  no explanation. Hands that once
felt warmth and high hopes slowly tremmored twitching
careless as unmatter of fact. I watch the
flesh depart,  skin crawling with old breakfast
sausage  patty indifference. Postage due----Royal flesh
does not win. Careful.   External refuse
hidden bonds  confide in mass abuse of internal
bliss like  factory worker, paydayholiday Friday. Say
goodbye like used coffee grounds  At last gasp I
set sockets against a blank ceiling scanning with 
eyes aglee and a wave in omnidirectional fervor.
Too finite? Numb and neutral with nothing at stake
I praise a restless content over a form boring of
less than glib compose and promote a position of
erectile tissue and ooooze about time ,  space
swaying to and fro for this invisible temptation
at arms------------------------------------------length

dave collins, "Yes", 1/89, Wash D.C.

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 1:47:00 PM
    Dave, . Congratulations, and thank you for supporting the Ballad contest.... Forever- Linda

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 11:36:00 AM
    Dave This is a powerful and deep writing. You can make the reader think with the words you compose that are strong and intense. Nice job

  1. Date: 11/1/2013 5:34:00 AM
    Dave, Your poetry approaches the point of overwhelming the reader... Fighting to understand it is tiring at times... That does not diminish the caliber of your writing... You write astounding poetry....I will read more and comment as I feel qualified to do so... Let's keep in touch..... Regards.... Jake

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    Date: 11/1/2013 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks John, that's just how it comes out of my head, all in one sitting with rerely any editing.I need music and sometimes some spirits to get the jucies flowing. For example, it took over 20 yrs to finish Alphabet Constructs 321. Life was my first poem that lead to a stream of many over a 2 yr period. It was written in 1989. Things dried up in the early 90's until last year. I have been able to do new stuff and it feels good to get back into it.