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"#092" — a poem by Alexander Reyes

All at once, I am found

at odds with the world,

at odds with life,

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and the god I choose in this moment.

 

Once at odds with you,

even now

I try to make love

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from scraps of paper,

pieces of words, and leather,

(all bought and sold

or taken;

Nothing given)

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and search for meaning.

         Perhaps nothing,

         perhaps too many to choose,

         perhaps fabricated from words

         and passing thoughts.

         Your skin and bone.

A stronger adhesive is needed.

 

As you watch,

the earth and stone of me trembles.

Listen.

 

The river in my body

surges loudly at the mouth

as I drunkenly question

life after birth.