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Song With No Melody

Song With No Melody

song with no melody

uncertain sounds shove

my name torn from my throat

the burden of unknown miles

a dream of flame leaping from the roof

a box fan comfort for my waking

cotton covers swished at my face

the hum of this lamp and the

drainage ditch position cramp my neck

this storm’s silent a baby gurgles louder

a forgotten siren sings over this concrete

over these strip malls like strip mining

a million miners dying of black lung

so i can curse the florescent light

soon this will be over

darkly luminous clouds gather and shift

through the sieve of the storm door

my hand locking, then unlocking the latch

the sky burdened by a belly full of rain

i never meant to make a prison of love

it was a holdover, a maintenance, a manufacture

a manipulation; comfort sadly borne

these fingers will not frame my face

i will ask your forgiveness

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