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he loved a linear girl

he loved a linear girl
               unswerving in his gape-jawed puppy love
so easy to be stunned
               like tasering him with one look
in his stream of consciousness
               falling, fleeing those cliché arrows, aimed
by her apparatus of love
               to land just short of his path
to trudge through
               a flock of poison dart frogs singing with glee
for his one life
               the almosts and wish-it-were-so’s
those mean summer
               nightly chorus’s of want and yearning of
dreams playing music
                once more throttling back into his arms
of want and yearn
               intermittently broken and repaired


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23 thoughts on “he loved a linear girl

  1. Ill-fated, though those kinds of relationships seem to be most enchanting. I like how you did this with the jumping of “want and yearn” from one side to the other. That really gives the texture of counterpoint.

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  2. kaykuala

    once more throttling back into his arms
    of want and yearn
    intermittently broken and repaired

    It has to go through a maze of hope and niceties along the way before the final curtain perhaps!



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