November 24, 2019
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“Does She Ask Who I Am?”
I know my place
Keep me centered
and I’ll make this
ledge a home
I don’t need half
Just a taste
You will belong
in everything I know
Painted with care
You see yourself
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CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL
When you suggested that we speak to each other
exclusively in verse and prose,
I did not tell you that I only saved poetry
for the things I was scared to say.
I just said I could spend years
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I WROTE NOTHING FOR DAYS
Trying to find emptiness
in a tall glass of midnight madness.
My thoughts on the slow, dark time
of your words.
Open up your closed book
eat the crumbs of cake off my hand.
I fed the wrong man
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I was expected to expose myself.
Instead, I checked the weather forecast –
Leipzig is cold today, a hint of frost
hangs above the park,
each blade of grass tipped white.
Beneath the bridge, that favourite drinking sp...
Clay F. Johnson
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Sailing Our Storm
Wait for me, love, in this eternal pilgrimage
Where the voiceless shadows take us by our cold hands—
They consume our spirit like a dark archimage
Until we wash ashore on Asturian sands.
~ Clay F. Johnson
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the air feels heavier during the day, and i watch the trees pass by my window (everchanging, a revolving door of green, yellow, red, dead); i could lay my bones to sleep in the moss of the woods behind me, o...
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I love you, as the ocean loves the moon.
Tireless, natural as the tide,
This endless pursuit.
Our ephemeral twilight closeness.
The briefest kiss before I watch you soar,
Reflecting your distant beauty a thousand times,
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My love, we are not the first
To fall asleep together, hands
intertwined, waking up
with a line
We are not a war,
just two people in love.
We are not the first
nor last to know
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The End of the Sunset
I fell in love with the purple sky
permanently set down behind your house
and your red porch light fire-glow
a morning and an evening met.
You're a face peering from behind
bed sheet curtains, flo...
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Universe of Little Corners
Today I tried to extrapolate:
if I stand at the espresso bar
and keep my hip tucked against
the pitchers and milk jugs
the light crests over my left shoulder
and that light would also be striking