I slinked 1,000 miles away just to get a fresh breath on my own.
The wounded warrior from the battles is tired of the tedium.
Am I seeing what needs to be known on my Gemini Twin’s day?
The battered flow is shedding old skin
as I stand like Virginia alone in the room,
pick a prayed-over path to the pleasure of pure divinity like Lenore,
The story is rewritten as I (re)live this lineage—
what doesn’t kill you makes you a stronger stranger.
Clutch the pearls—here we go again.