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Ice

"Ice" - 9/14/04

murderous
softness then
loudness then
QUIET

waves tear at my
skin-heart
the weight of
hur(t)
crass

unthinkingly
slowly
since time
crept like
thieves

daylight only
surfacing
seldom as
moons
---

loathed was pretense
to souls barely immuned
from so many
disease-words
never taken back
and timeless

was friendship
but more lasting still
is the friendship
frayed by
ego's
oft-
hostile

words looks (sighs )
eyes rolled (up)
points argued (knives)
ungenerously
offered
impatiently
sharpened

resistance
is something
I'll never

AGAIN

abide (except in sleep)

salt pillars

ice cracked

drown your presence

in lack