A Cavalcade of Twitter Poems

I wake well before dawn
carry a white resin chair
out to the field road,
sit and watch the darkness
float away
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I am a distillery of words,
my twisted frame
drunk on their sound,
waiting for the flood
to course through me again.
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Grain of sand
on fire
meteor
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a low thrum
in the brain
to thwart memories.
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One brief, shining moment
then the neighborhood went dark.
I nervously return the wiring to Home Depot.
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Making a name for myself
no one else
can pronounce.
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Senryu
when you’re not in
for the long rhyme.
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The stars
carry answers to questions
no one remembers the asking.
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The sidewalk:
where worms
go to die.
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A break in the clouds
one brief flash
Perseids
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To sleep, perchance
to hear
a bird screaming in the tree outside my window all damned night.
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she burns
to be wanted,
not
for me
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arse-issist
narcissist who’s nothing
but an ass
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meteor shower
of kisses
a sizzle that doesn’t last
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beggar stands in line
at the fast food place
runs out the door
when he’s got enough
for beer
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teen face
a blister pak
of acne
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burning bridges
on the last one
he stands in the middle
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he found his salvation
in broken shards
distractions
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hunger led him
to golden arches
and then disdain
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Drunk
he swam
from one dive to the next.

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Some more twitter poems

Bar coded
anonymous souls
bright red sticker
placed
in the discount bin.
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Warm sun
breaks the pond’s
face.
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Put off everything
until the day after
you’re dead.
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I peeled the onion
till there was nothing left.
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Glowing
Japanese officials
whistle in the dark.
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Moving slow
between thoughts
I rest.
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Diamonds
tumble
from fishing net.
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He walked miles
between memories
the rest
a muddy
forgetting.
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Deep
window sill
flush with foliage
broad leaved
tropical.
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The pond: a blue bruise between two mountains.
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black circle
world drawn
in silhouette
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I gather mountains
grown smooth
small and round.
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A seven course meal
of nightmares
no more appetite
for news.
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Facts hidden
behind a battlement
of words.
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Hell: eternity between a coffee grinder and an espresso machine.
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He picks up
glinting shards
of the day.
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Morbid fascination
inversely proportionate
to involvement.

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Trilling high
coyote howl.
Starlight trembles.
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Beware
animals who hunt in packs
we don’t like competition.
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Finger
follows the chisel’s path
on highboy medallion.
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Rain froze
on wooden steps
waiting
for the top heavy
man.
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My father a carpenter
I’m ever nostalgic
for unfinished rooms.
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Wood shavings
and sawdust
further art
by getting
out of the way.
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I step over
the chalk outline
of yesterday.
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No flamethrowers for rent
at the Home Center.
The apartment stays dirty.
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I scrape burnt toast
until a square hollow,
nothing to salvage.
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Skyscrapers stand impassive.
All the emotion
swarms their feet.
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Wood grain
better to finish
than drink.
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He clings to
concrete prose,
incapable of butterflies.
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Trees sway
to the shattering jolt
of miles away.
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Hold
to the slender center
of peace
as mountains
sway.
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I listened
to rain
fall soft upon the earth
wondering
how sun could ever return.
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Prayers
only trace the outlines
of your sorrow.
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Twisted steel
a monument
to absence.
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Griefs repeat
yet always strike
with a fresh blade.
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Peeling raindrops.
Pour out
the dust inside.
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Old woman.
Small scar on her ankle
from mumblety-peg.

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All poems by me, just to clarify….
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Young,
I invested
in the stories
of old men
and found myself
mourning
lost comrades
far too soon.
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Wrap cold sorrows
in music.
Dance past death.
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Devils flash their teeth
while gnawing
angel wings.
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Snow melt:
grateful tears
for spring.
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Brittle memories
leave crumbs
on the floor
when eaten
by time.
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Finger traces
quilt stitch
in the dark.
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Empty days
tossed over my shoulder
in nonchalance
now pried loose
from fearful grip
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Puffed rice cake
Styrofoam squeak
on teeth.
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White porcelain doorknob
on weathered shed
opens upon dust.
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Burnt onion clings
to flour, salt and pepper:
Mom’s fried chicken.
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Stabbed by a shadow
but I kept walking.
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Unloved
I chew hearts
for half price
the day after
Valentine’s Day.
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Full moon
dusted clean
by swaying limbs.