Author Archives: mrvarney

beautiful lives (ii)

Hand me down that bottle, you,you rugged hugger,bigger spoon. We’ve carved you out of chalk,turned you out into the dawn,you couldn’t take a blow,you couldn’t leave our thoughts You’ve sculpted more than we could ever do.

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beautiful lives

god, we’ve turned those eyes to ancient thingsgod, I hope you’re gladtrippingon our own tongueson what you thought you’d sayand what I didn’t heargoodbyeagainfor now

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Every reason I have ceased to be.

For one reason, another, and a third, I have not written a single thing for half a month. I haven’t the faintest solid reason why, but I have my thoughts. I can bullet point them and maybe the world will … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo 2013 #18:

Big-Top This clown cuts his out rasps like a saw through a heart-string half-strung out smashing bottles with a grimace and over-sized shoe and his head aches like he cannot sit down for days before and after-the-effect drinking eyeliner to … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo 2013 #17:

Thursday red These clouds are turning to rain, the pavements are wet and the flowers are drinking The sky’s fireball is sinking the world is stained, red and black there is a rattling in my ear, left by telephone calls … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo 2013 #16:

Something of you You’re smile is the world. I don’t think you know but your smile is the world at bay can you see it beyond your teeth? You’re smile is the world you know. Do not take this feeling … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo 2013 #15:

Sonnetic I couldn’t jog for jewels hanging in front of my eyes – a thousand faces, drinking rain, grinned like fools and I was love, again. I began surprised, forgetting I was in a dream; as golden trout flew past … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo 2013 #14

Snug my duvet wraps me like a drowsy python concentricts me I am all my thoughts happiness snug and such

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NaPoWriMo 2013 #13

Upon reading the verse I used to read I’ve not been writing magic enough, my, god*, i’ve not been writing magic enough I’ve been looking, not seeing; I’ve been staring past shoulders, seen no shiny parrots, preening goldenness, singing like … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo 2013 #12:

Burial …and everything red, from the leaves in the grate to the fire that sprang from our heads you kept the petals in a glass bowl on your desk: next to the jars of vinegar and a ceramic pitcher and … Continue reading

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