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January 14, 2018 / barton smock


childish nicknames for the messiah

these desperate meditations
on the ghost
of a sober

I am not death but enter
like it
the church
of so many
spelling bees
to ask
whose punishment

for being born
am I

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  1. danielpaulmarshall / Jan 14 2018 5:29 pm

    Your title ‘returning’ puts me in mind of the lemniscate.
    That’s an impactful ending too. i don’t know what benefits finding out would bring you, but it is certainly strong poetry & where better are questions put than in a poem?

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