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perfume, talk of jadescapes,
stars alight anew.
she was easy to please me absurdly
with feelings unrestrained.

love's sweatshirt smelled like holes,
even as she spoke of concrete iron.
after the last two threads broke apart,
i knew no mountain view.

little prayerbook she sent in the mail
to get me by on through.
the glossy picture leaves and poems
blinded with their hues.

every waterfall had a rainbow,
every boat a settled reflection,
every house a new england tree,
every snowscene an unlived blankness.

stapled sermon of votive candles
dripping forever frozen wax.
she wrote inside the front page,
but instead i read the back.

some mississippi mission's manipulation.
beauty through human composition.
not the actuality of god.
safe tidy faith: no dark nets allowed.

(c) 2000 Mike Chmielecki
© Copyright 2000 MPC - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 03-17-2000 12:35 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

~mike,

wow!! this was intense! i am going to read this again tomorrow when I am not quite as tired..but from what I got out of this, this is great!!!

Amy   Take care.

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
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2 posted 03-17-2000 12:38 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This was more than intense Mike...breathtaking is more like it...I do like your style m'friend!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...

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Hi, Amy.
Glad you enjoyed. Yeah, some things are better read when you're not tired; but I wouldn't know, seeing as I'm already yawning.

Devina,
Thanks for your compliment. I'm definitely smilin'.

Mike
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4 posted 03-17-2000 01:05 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Mike, you are just blowing me away tonight.
Glad you're back.
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5 posted 03-18-2000 02:45 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Thanks again, 's'. Not bad for me only taking a week and a half to write anything again. Oh well. I'll slowly coming up for air.

Mike
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A squirrel underwater?  Now that's a b_squirrel "visual"--e- mail me, will ya?
 
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