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    Picture Perfect: January '16

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    the theory of cause and effect is flawed,
    we expect the outcome to mirror the struggle, that's wrong.

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    Re: Picture Perfect: January '16

    Full Life

    The fly is cast and lure splashed,
    Water ripples and here I fish
    In ponderous wonder of it all.
    Lift my glass and take a sip,
    Near coming to the bottom
    But I still have many an autumn
    Spring, winter, and summer
    To trickle down my lively tongue.

    Be the best and sprint to the finish
    For the desired win,
    Thatís what they always said to me.
    But never had a smile on their faces
    Like those of my childish awe
    At my first catch from the river.
    Simple wishes always been the
    Best to me.

    They have worked and I have played
    Upon my little island in my imagined
    Sees of marveled memories,
    Mind always minted with meaning.
    Architect I am, have built a house
    In the tree where my branches
    Will remain to touch those
    Yet to come.

    Soon one day the droplets will fade,
    The glass shall be emptied
    And I will take my boat to neverwhere
    To fish simply eternally, but not
    A barren patch I leave;
    Instead a lush garden to cherish.

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    Re: Picture Perfect: January '16

    she inhales until the gut of her lungs
    can taste the glass;
    she drinks so deep
    that she surfaces
    in shallow waves on separate continents
    just before collapsing into the shore
    - desperate for affection.

    she's going to die like this-
    a destroyer.

    her heart has consumed every thing
    it's every tried to love

    and she wasn't raised with a backbone
    thick enough to shield her heart
    from the ricochet
    of two overactive shoulder blades

    so she gives in to pity
    since it's the only thing that lasts
    - she sobs
    so hard that her inhales
    become the sea
    and she it

    each breath another chest
    of sea
    soaked in midnight

    she continues until
    she's had so much to drink
    off her own body of shame
    she can't see the pain.

    she's going to die like this-
    and no one remembers a drunk.

    she's been writing
    these suicide notes for years
    and setting them adrift in the bottles she's emptied
    inside herself

    a novel of a woman
    and every love she's every lost.

    she swallows hard

    and looks into the sky-

    the ocean sleeps alone tonight.




    po'ethics /
    abstanticollective.

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    Re: Picture Perfect: January '16

    There are fish
    like dreams
    too big to catch.
    And on the off-chance
    you did pull 'er to shore,
    she'd swallow you whole.
    But that's no reason
    to quit fishing.
    can I kick it?

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    Re: Picture Perfect: January '16

    Good shit, I'll just merge Jan and feb

    Have a new one up end of month

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    the theory of cause and effect is flawed,
    we expect the outcome to mirror the struggle, that's wrong.

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    Re: Picture Perfect: January '16

    My little rainbow in the river, swimming beneath the tree of life.
    How you've led me down the stream and back nearly a trillion times.
    We've encountered so much along the shores, where we trade sand for time.
    You've dazzled me with your schemes and left salt in the wounded sky.

    My little spirit in the lake of dreams, why have you left me so?
    Do you test my soul or my loyalty? Am I right to stress alone?

    My little blaze of glory, burning through the roots of God.
    Tearing through the holy soil and the blood of all we've lost.
    I wrap myself around this nightmare, bludgeoned on a cross.
    Together, we can paint the future, while the others watch.

    My little devil, thank you for the work you've done.
    I'll handle the rest so relax until the whole world floods.
    Peaky Rhymers
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