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I placed you in the wych elm
warm though sapped
by October winds.
I put the ring there,
and the words, the taffeta,
in your mouth.
I took my leave
and still you peek
from the bough.
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these are beatitudes
though they just as oft
have the substance of brine,
would that I could
render proper oblations
to one so worthy
of exaltation
but what difference
could the psalms of a single reveler
make to one who is enskied already?
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Mise en abyme
My worried hands
have fletched countless volleys
My handiwork litters
the gulf between
Here I try my hand again
at tracing these embrasures
Here I stand ineradicable
until I mark something less than petrous
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something in the way you frighten fireflies
warrants bromide and prosaic self-reference
I'd like to say things like
"your eyes are eisegesis;"
to write your sonnet 130
while reshaping the clouds in the backyard.
Ember may become conflagration yet.
We still have August.
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Byzantium burns
and we, careless,
watch the flicker
in the other pupil.
We learn, we will,
and morning breaks against us.
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you're a fiction pretending otherwise
a specious thought:
Enochian, might as well be,
or some other vernacular
both angelic and arcane
the mere utterance of your name
reduces me to a beggar's cant
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they'll say our love
was marigolds
the fools
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let me paint the tableau
my mind has made for you:
a silken sheet
on a modest gravestone
a hummingbird flits
from blossom to blossom
ruddy cheeks at
a casual occasion
a guarded smile
after a rude imposition
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twice now
we've traced these
roughshod desire paths
the blame is mine
this lonely wayfarer
can't help but to
get lost on purpose
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Local Wonders: Birds
       There are few things that are as cathartic as hearing birdsong for the first time in spring. It's thrilling to welcome these prodigal sons back from their vacations in Brazil or Mexico. After three gray months of winter, work, and academia, birds instill a much needed color in the fabric of life.
       This spring, the lawn just outside of the school where I work is inhabited by three such creatures. My two favorite neighbors are a pair of chickadees which can be seen flitting from tree to tree impressing each other with their aerial acrobatics or eating berries near my car. I suspect that the the berries there are slightly fresher having been shielded from the sun by the shade of the vehicle. When they think no one is watching, they'll often flatter each other by singing “Hey, sweetie!” back and forth. My students share that same sort of saccharine naivety whenever they mention their significant other. It's enough to make you
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It's no secret:
your voice reminds me
of nights unslept
with the texture
of poetry
on the backside of the page
you lead me on
a parade
and once the noise has subsided
only static remains
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riven, we,
by unresolved bifurcation
by simple algebraic truncation
howl-at-the-moon antics
won't be the end of us
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noise :iconungraciouspastor:ungraciouspastor 0 0
release me
from this fatal refinement
spurious nomenclature
as testament to my tenacity
fleeced and frightened
so be it
eschew catchment
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Fall, not winter
comes in small bites
more like an autumn's breeze
than any summer storm
no strong men die
but even the strongest
don a jacket until
the leaves come back
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no mockingbird flits
quite like you do
you're a spectre,
a necessary distraction.
darken my wallpaper
with your private literature
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After more than six years on this site, the misspelled username has finally gotten to me. So, in the last week of my ill-used premium membership, I've decided to change it. Don't hold me at fault; I've already made my admission of sin.

Do not, as some ungracious pastors do,
show me the steep and thorny way to heaven,
whiles, like a puff'd and reckless libertine,
himself the primrose path of dalliance treads
and recks not his own rede.


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Chadwick Shinabargar
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United States
Current Residence: Michigan



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spoems Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016   Writer
Many thanks!
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Professional Writer
Thanks for faving my work.
NotedScholar Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015   Writer
u r correct about me. but u know that already.
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks very much for the fave - I appreciate it! And sorry this is so late!
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Thank you so much! <3
spoems Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015   Writer
Thanks for stopping by. It's always  appreciated.
ungraciouspastor Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Always a pleasure when I do.
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Thank you for the watch !
ungraciouspastor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure.
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many thanks for the watch!
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