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The SignsI woke up in a daze.
Somehow I figure that's an oxymoronic phrase,
because the moment of wake is never awake,
your consciousness is hitting Snooze ten to twenty minutes after you've discovered
this blanket feels like your blanket, this pillow is soft like your pillow,
this room is a room you've entered and left and smelled and stomped on and talked to.
The signs are all around you.
But if you woke up in a daze the sheets would have no texture,
the memories of lying side by side with Tracy/Shaniqua/Insert-Name-Here on silky sheets
reproached; the next-door-neighbor's dog's girlfriend down the way
her bark is haunting groan of
Baby Bambitrampling over weeds and twigs
a deer fights the wind and
her own hooves fail her—
noisy. too noisy
to shake the gun.
None of us are fast enough to shake the gun.
not even God's alleged swansong the human race
who of their own accord
constructed weapons of mass destruction.
man no deer no heart no thing resists
the impact of a bullet,
except for the spirit.
but what good is a spirit if no one can hear it
when it tells us what it's really like to live in
none of us can shake the gun
and none of us can hear the spirits hum.
Arrows and bullets and slingshots reflect
the darkness in our hearts
and perhaps our e
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