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j ashtrae – rainy day

HAUNTED 

two mildly gross glasses 

I brought in on a walk home that I recycle

since they’re chipped

putting everything down

to see not even myself

care about my corner of the world  

or tv’s BODY ISSUES

SUDDENLY DRIVING

at first seeing all that history 

as the glow dampens in the artery 

between heart and ear that must be there

the past rising and falling 

                  our rivals 

                  our abandon

                  hope for the military

                  for semis

                  tireless hope 

SUDDENLY DRIVING 

with arrowroot and juniper berry

that pools under the rails

public shuffling is water enough to move through misery 

the path I took to lose 

the trouble I made to separate dominions after sleep 

even the rocks plainly describe neighboring 

AT NIGHT

I see your backyard when you’re gone

through Argentine- and China-made waterworks   

which emboss unilateral need 

for poverty and luxury 

one couple’s thrills 

is another’s leftovers