The Way

One way to do it, he says, is to douse yourself in
alcohol and set your bed on fire.

In the hole men chew their veins out; now that’s
ambition!

These are lectures on Blood and the Way.

With God’s love we are never abandoned.

He is the way and a way out

–unlock–pull trigger–

“I’m a hustler, he says, I never go back to
the same trick twice for a cigarette!”

As a finale we laugh ourselves to death.

Rob Goldstein (c) 2014-2017 All Rights Reserved

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Gratitude

“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.”

Albert Einstein

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The Drowned Man

the drowned man is brought
ashore, seawater leaks
from his mouth.

a woman in repose; she lifts
a skinned knee and chews: she
feels the drowned man scream

a bubble escapes
from his mouth
with a pop

spit falls like rain

motion of implacable
hands!

moans, sighs
she spreads
her thighs

and

blows a kiss.

breath of humidity–

gravity is ceased.

(C) Rob Goldstein 1986-2017 All Rights Reserved

 

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