Tag Archives: Ace Boggess

It’s Not Enough

to know you haven’t died the empty shell beside a rural route I am not there to cradle you to my throat spin you like a kitten sprouting wings chasing itself through the heavens I grab a memory & pull … Continue reading

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Roadwork

I once thought I’d die in traffic amidst shattered spines of cars, or by infarction—one hand white- knuckled on the wheel, the other raising a fist to no one close enough to smell the sweat of my anger. Not today … Continue reading

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Best Actress

every woman in every film reminds me of you pixilated each recalls your curves your multi-hued eyes your face & hair pale witch who woos the warrior to wrong girl on a train with wide lips & mysteries to solve … Continue reading

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The End of the Notebook

goodbye white space so unappealing menacing & mean goodbye lines thin-ruled & black as a mineshaft like all lines aiming for infinity yet finite & now gone ghosts of the dead sing with you skating over thin ice of your … Continue reading

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Horoscope

you will die a horrible death you will die stained by newsprint in a gutter unloved you limp club- footed to your grave as if made of bronze your shoulder blades perfect a coming feast for pigeons your eyes my … Continue reading

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Self-Medicating

early the pills pushed keys to open doors behind which a voice huddled cringing in dim light others brightened hues of lipstick roses crumbled in the rain before a mower cut their muddy graves or heightened flavors of coffee & … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

the underworld gives back its dead the flood gives back its rivulets of rain back unseen go gamma rays through distant zones of darkly-mattered space goodbye hate-filled diatribes spit by small men with bigger ideas about themselves plastic jugs escape … Continue reading

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