Flash

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Flash

Open like you I cannot be

naked among critics of my own

exposed to a frozen moment

captured for regrets shown

in the creases of my face

so I hide my true form

and submit to the torment

of knowing not to be

one in this human race.

H.O.

Cheers!

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Cheers!

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Youth floats to the tip of the glass

in the foam touching my lips

and I forget what it is,

intoxicated ideas pass

leaving images not yet found

when the line slowly diffuses

between reality and dreams.

oh but everything that seems

to reveal itself refuses

as I grab another glass.

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H.O.

Plea

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Plea

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If I fade away before my time

the trace of words to be lost

lasting letters without rhyme.

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Name of five carelessly tossed

with no meaning to declare

love and life found and lost.

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And for that I won’t prepare

when today I can still write

and the rest I cannot care.

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To bow my head and contrite

when in words my soul I bare.

without reasons for my plight

.

H.O.

Foretell

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Foretell

Hope spreads thin between your days

a distant light that fades at times

evaporating within your fingers,

and seeds you plant sprout in vines

that chokes your life and leaves a haze

while dreams in shadows linger.

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And liquid hope your lips will touch

in brief reprise from all the pain

that may dissolve within your death,

and all you did you did in vain

if living once you lived too much

as hope becomes one final breath.

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H.O. May 10, 2015