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Inside Corners

The beast rose within
to smash the mirror of memory
that hung on the
low wall of self loathing.

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Watermelon dreams
stain the skin of summer
as she smothers the city
in her blazing yellow shamiana.

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A gap in the stars
A full stop out of place
The twisted sky falls apart
The world sleeps.

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A sudden hush descends
on the neon painted night scape
washing the empty gullies that
sing cement colored sonnets.

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There is a shadow on her lip
as she stares out of the moving window
at the traffic gliding
between her screaming fists.

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They were watching TV
India Shining in their eyes
broken, battered pasts and totalitarian presents
erased by a clever copywriter.

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Death begins with doubt
inside corners
that inhabit our shadows.

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