the bone loan

a disk jockey's midnight sleep
standing up like a horse
writing love letters across the face of a tired town

the dream is unfortunately you
I stretch your puppy love out of my bones
but I still want a kiss in the grass
stars all sputtering in our mouths

I'll throw you a bone, babe

the bone loan gets an addendum
and then another
and another

the bone loan is four years long
the bone loan is a crooked old tree bearing mouth-stars
freshly bankrupt and naked

the bone is a sharp edge, a sudden gasp,
a clear wrenching of the seams

the bone lives in a shoebox
of its own currency now
a haunted, lovetorn fossil
next to the radio love letters and the sally mann picture and
the flimsy memory of a disk jockey


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Byronasaurus Rex

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But why would you call this a sigh? 🤟👀🧠🫀💛💛💛


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Shadow Bliss

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I really like your writing style.


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William

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that's potent writing. and sally mann even, to boot! crisp tight images and a very attractive Tom Waits, late 60's in the village, vibe. i really enjoyed that. made me want to write. and i love the word addendum. always have. want to tattoo it on my forearm.


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thank you so much! and addendum would be a great arm tattoo, considering it's an addendum itself basically :~)

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Jack Raven

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I really dig your writing style. Love the various visuals it gives in this one. Also, this is relatable for me.


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thank you so much

by ✿blush puppy; ; Report

^_^\m/

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Eliott

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I am certain I have already said this to you but it bears repeating: Patricia Lockwood.

She is my favourite poet and your poetry reminds me of hers but angrier. And I love it. Also Creature Fear sent me viscerally back into my Bon Iver phase and I'm into that also


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i think i must immediately take your recommendation after how quickly i devoured your last one. thank you for reading and making me feel like i'm any good

by ✿blush puppy; ; Report

You are very good, I devour every poem you write.

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