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nitty gritty

when you get down to it
it’s ugly
and real
it scares me until i get the shakes
and lie in the tub in the dark
while water pounds my side
i might sleep there
i might not sleep

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through the summer
hot and sweaty
so st. louis
cool and cozy with our feet touching under dinosaur covers
loud and angry
soft and whispers when no one listens
big full bellies
very naked
through my travels
new york city
tall and dirty
expectations and cab fare climbing
oven heat in windy subway stations
through my lonesome
solo evenings
muny’s free with tiny green seats
bridge is stretching
kids are clinging
sun is scorching
lips are waiting
past the last one
heart is healing
missing, maybe,
but no more breaking

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