AaronArcher

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The Moon's Soufflé Rises Over Chichester

I think their souls are driving me mad. Perhaps, it's too much chicory and eggshells. With embryos. Once a connoisseur of the Muskegon trout, imported from the colonies. Now I dabble in the black arts. Chewing my fingernails and waiting for my muse t…

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Time's Sand

With whispers of the Heavenly Ghost choiring from the tabernacle. Listening to the pulse of the river flow. In the silence of my lonely wilderness over stepping stones and winter's moss. Forever my memories keep in my heart and soul's portmanteau. In…

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Rickshaw Smiling

With your lip, as soft as lily pads,in a pond of golden koi, echoing love,as reeds of oboes whisper lust,like Sandpipers soaring,on wings of gliding kites. As the autumn moon dance in the shadows,and you with blossoms in your raven hair,dressed in a …

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Whiskey and Rye

The whiskey and rye bring back memories. When we werebut ghosts living among mortals. As documented in yourmemoir. We lived in dreams, now the past lives in me. Youwere a translucent glass-winged butterfly, and I was thetwine as we danced in shadows.…

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Albatross At My Feet

Beyond a veil of twilightas night comes callingso dark, so deepwith a whisperfrom a broken mirrorover the Rubiconwith albatross at my feetcapturing the darknessof my sins…

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Last Night

Last night I tried talking to ghosts. But my parents are weird and ignored me. They appeared to me as shadows in the mirror trapped between death and dreams. Lighting matches that didn't glow. The background in the mirror was like a moving montage o…

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Carrot Nose

I love you, between shadow and soul my winged butterfly now gone to pale. Waiting for me at eternity's gate as the dew has turned to honey on soft leaves of velvet grass. With your smile and carrot angel nose as winter's snow has gone to shell.Taking…

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Dark's Adrenaline

In dark's adrenaline of your hari-kiridripping from the cold moon's blearytouched by twilight's pulse wearyin the nave of the gloom's presbyteryfeeling the breath of death's theorytasting blood on the tip of your queryin shadows cast of Caron's ferry…

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Forever

My heart achesa moment's breath ready to breakbut the stars smilethe moon winkswith a kissas my sun rest…

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Youth - with Maryruth

The gift of silence, easing my recent pain, brought backmemories of my childhood. When life was simple and butterbeans were the staple. Cornbread was fried in a cast ironskillet. Grandma was my best friend, as she snapped greenbeans. Grandpa read the…

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Crossing The Rye

In dreams I sleepcrossing over the ryeof archives listening to verses of the living spirit crytasting tears of salthanging on to the mastof my salivation one world away crossing over the rye…

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Whereabouts

In my whereabouts  on this frozen field of snowlistening to the silenceas the stone sleepsI don't speak of anything  because I can't think of wordson this frozen field of snow  of heavy memory trove  when living with you was gold…

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Lost In Verse

Lost in verse as twilight descendsnight falling between the windsand echoes of a shadow's breathrising I walk the valley of deathhaving died once I won't die again…

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With The Winds

With the winds of Autumnas I unburden my wrongs come the withers of frost and scarce tears begun without a sound of a song as she rests beneath the sun…

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Brandy Twilight

In a Romanoff brandy twilight our shadows will passin an endless line of blue hillsand cinnamon grass of memories with a roasted butternut risotto into the twilight blending inalone walk across the night through open windows of crystalsdecending wi…

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Sandi

Who is going to call when she is gone?Who is going to wash my underwear?The cats are mourning, a new day dawning.My shoes need shining and the strings are knots. The preacher was late and mispronounced her name.Who is going to call when she is gone?T…

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Abracadabra

There were moonbeams at the window onceand stars in Boston rocker chairs as lights went out with fleeting wingsblowing out life's candle and then you were gonewith the potpourri incense of eternal lovebut memories and shadows still sit at my window i…

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Little Sunbeam

Goodbye my friendsnot much music leftin these weathered bonesjust a few nocturnal vibesfrom the inside of dark's side listening to Petula Clerk"Put A Little Sunbeam In Your Life"'…

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Premonitions

Listening to the soulsof the windin my night cupsof dreams harvesting dawn's seedwith premonitionstiptoeing across the ivoriesplaying keys of the rainbowwhere angels pirouette with cat paws on stringsin my night cupsof dreams …

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Butternut Risotto

With a roasted butternut risotto into the shadows blending inalone walk across the night through open windows of fingers decending with accapella of singand long wings of mimesat the end of a twilight's rainbowsin the translation of a child's imagin…

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