plan b

old shadows 

that hover over the rocks and stones

in front of him

lead him with the wicked echos of regret

that his life had only become

his plan b.

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window

the boy in the window

carving a broken heart in his breath,

realized the condensation dripping down

was like watching his tears…

die on his lips.

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basement

in the basement of his soul,

concealed scars reached up to

turn off the light to his heart.

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coquettish

wearing his favorite t-shirt

and a coquettish grin,

he played board games

with dice and peoples hearts

losing his turn at love…

on his final spin.

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without

within the broken heart

is a voice without a sound,

birds without a song,

stained glass without light,

stars without the night,

healing without mistakes

and a life without love.

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burn

while pretending

his way through the rainy day,

he got lost watching

the growing orbits of sorrow

that surround his lonely heart 

burn in the water.

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rhythmic

the duel between his heart and mind

became a dance in rhythmic measure

of opening and closing, 

each inflicting strict penalties on him

of reward and punishment

as conditions for love. 

                                                                     

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flat

driving into the unknown 

on flat tires

that follow shadows and empty signs,

he left behind 

another second chance.

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cage

he made a cage

of wired lies and compliments

for his heart.

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