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BULLWORTH

Orange tan conceals
the whiteness of the ghost
subtle cackles sound

You’ve got to be a spirit
cries mystical rastaman

He stumbles along
still offering redemption
to those fading ghosts

The song silhouettes the sky
Spirit can defeat the ghost

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A TEAR IN MY EYE

A tear in my eye
the taste of brandy lingers
warming glow in my belly

thoughts of you drift through my mind
content smile emerges

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UNUSED PARKING LOT

Unused parking lot
inspires another one
as urban sprawl

becomes the new normal
paper bag dances in wind

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PURE FLOW

Thus 
the 
pure flow
peruses
bounds of avarice
flowing highways and typewriters

Copyright © George Schaefer | Year Posted 2020

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BODY COUNT

The casualties rose
We couldn’t keep a body count
mass graves dotted the landscape

a toddler screaming
countless villages ablaze
unholy despot glories

nuclear seared ground
mustard gas permeates air
rancid poison is swallowed

no hiding spots found
drum tap of the machine guns
decimate remaining dreams

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UNDERNEATH THE EL

Underneath the El
traffic madly dashes on
pizza shops, barbers

hustle here and bustle there
adrenaline keeps flowing

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TRAIN ROLLICKING

Train rollicking past the zoo
stumbling across the river

nighttime already fallen
evening still clinging to chance

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OPPORTUNISTIC OMNIVORE

I’m an opportunistic omnivore
The game’s been called survival
I eats what food I find

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ANOTHER STORM

I don’t have to write
if the spirit don’t move me
silence reigns supreme

I weather another storm
faith in better days ahead

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LAVENDER SUNSET

Lavender sunset
clever clouds slowly saunter
across fading blue

Nightlights aroused from slumbers
winter notates return date

Copyright © George Schaefer | Year Posted 2020

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