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e Q u a t O r

e Q u a t O r


beFoRe i taKe The wOrLd iN mY hanDs
( anD pLanT a KiSS upOn it’S stEamY eQuatOr )
i paUse ,
cheCk mY flaWS
aNd licK thEse ruNNinG soReS .

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 o – SomeTimE aGo
a LithE anD flEEtinG LoVe
caMe anD weNt –
darTeD inTo mY heMi-sPheRe
liKe a TinYTinY fiSh ,
kiSSed mE anD deParTeD ...
( baCk tO LaSaGnE LaNd ) .

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aNd noW iN iSoLatiOn –
(punGenT anD perVasiVe ) ,
nO-One knOws i eXisT ;
- extIncT spEciEs washInG oUt stomaCK WIth wiNe ,
SigHinG , siPPinG anD tUrNinG bLinD –
saDDenEd bY thE melanCHoLiC TrutH ;
tHaT i’LL neveR leaP thE mooN
anD obScuriTY ,
likE A CUrtaiN ,
wiLL draW acRoSS thiS liFe tOO faST
tOO sOOn .

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thiS iS nO tiMe tO bE a roManTiC ,
nO wOnDerinG loNeLY aS a fUCKinG cloUd –
viSiBLe seMaNtiC :
poSt thiS
poSt thaT
posT hasTe aNd mE stiLL TryinG tO EaT mY haT yeT 
nO-OnE wanTs thiS parcHeD anD hEiRoGLyPHiC spaghETTi
iN thEiR trEE.

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eXceSSive meAnDeRinG ramBLing throuGH
miNe LabiaRintHiNe miNd prOduCes
onLy hiDDen daRk anD brOOdinG feArs ,
miNe aLonE anD miNe foreVeR DesTinY ?
tO GLiDe aParT iN chiLLed waTerS tOO dEEp ,
tOO dEEp foR shaLloW-WaTeR-tuMbLinG praiSE tHiS
oCCasiOn oF dYinG iN
mY greY anD sweAt-StaIneD loDGE ,
THaT tiMe anD tiDe forGEtS
aS iT conTiNueS iN it’S reTCHinG smARTing forwaRdneSS –
iT seTTLes 
foR NOTHing leSS
tHan LiFe .
( eterNaL feRRiS-whEEL ) ,
tuRn tuRn tuRn
anD TuRn abOuT .

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- iF anD whEn thEre cOmes A shoUt froM heRe ,
iT’s tO Be hoPeD
thAt aLL thEsE yeaRs oF sTandiNG stiLL 
anD faCinG uP tO feAR ,
wiLL couNT fOr morE thaN moNeY iN thE LonG rUn ...
Ben Browton – tMx 27 – 11/06
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