A Cat’s Tail Metronomic, schizophrenic Tic, tic, tics… Three evenly spaced beautiful tics suspends time Tic, tic, tic… Then an up tempo Tic, tic, tic, tic, tic, tic, double time a pause mistaken for a stop, a stroke, a purr Then two, pause, eight, pause, pause, Three, ten, four, five evenly spaced beautiful tics. © …

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Sharing the love my words, half-sentences, plotless phrases, scribbled punch lines shred the papyrus, I dream on. you’ve, abandoned me to my own night terrors, like the time I told you about red rhinos riding religiously through Arabian deserts lush with greenery eating canaries and fried chocolate pies; you politely turned to me, smiled like …

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Speechless Words need to be said yet since birth I have had a dog’s collar wound tight around my neck, choking each syllable into a cough, sigh or gasp unable to say the word – love. Thus my churning intestines are tightly bound round, twisting my innards out, where there were no words, only sighs, …

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