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Sep. 3rd, 2003

09:49 pm - 17 [corner of claire and jennings]

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Corner of Claire & Jennings

The blind boy on the corner of Claire and Jennings
says my eyes feel very old;
I laugh. He's always made my soul smile.

The clatter of the passing street
lingers heavily;
with all of it's worn potency.

It presses itself against my ribs
a heated; brimming force
lips against lips; panting tongue.

The neon lights flicker uncertainly
a growl from parked cars; teeth bared
hungry for their meaty want and fatty pleasure.

Them, with their rusty door handles;
their lost, adored, hourglass ways.
I laugh again. They do not frighten me.

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From:amoralphreak
Date:September 3rd, 2003 05:18 pm (UTC)
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oh man. i love this best of all you've posted in this journal so far. the first verse is to absolutely die for! the imagery! the blind boy! "my eyes feel old"!!!!!

*huggles you tight*
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From:be_inspired
Date:September 4th, 2003 01:05 am (UTC)
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[murmurs]

this poem won me an award in a national writing competition and was published in a book with the other winners.

[grinning]

it's an old favourite.
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From:amoralphreak
Date:September 4th, 2003 05:38 pm (UTC)
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lol bwahaha. so i do have a good eye. :)
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From:be_inspired
Date:September 7th, 2003 02:52 am (UTC)
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you have excellent taste.
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From:on_the_cusp
Date:September 4th, 2003 10:37 am (UTC)
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i have always loved this one. i think it's one of the first of yours i ever read
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From:be_inspired
Date:September 7th, 2003 02:52 am (UTC)
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Well, I suppose it is one of my best. It's very much an old favourite. [smiles]
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