Oscar_Locke

Australia

we are all ghosts,
here.

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omg meme 2

family song

July 2, 2019

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the fire stopped burning
enough to wash the ashes
even the air; charred
in my hand, i find
the stains of water,
the wood, the concrete.
wasted wastelands,

home furthers
shrouds of smoke and eyes
a thousand colours, sight
all the red and yellow folding
burning and surging
rivers of my life;
tears stain hands, burning
bleach seeps and is wiped

and the family is worn
apart from the seam -- between
myself and my mother
the oil spills, splits, 
streams
all the flickering darkness
burning, blazing bright
horses bucking and snapping
bodies buckle as
lightning strikes

home is so far away
shrouds of smoke and eyes
a thousand colours, sight
all the red and yellow folding
burning and surging
rivers of my life;
tears stain hands, burning
bleach wipes and wipes

and all the families
walk in straight lines
all the bare shoulders
rosy and tight
faces of lovers,
faces of brothers
the sun simmers, shifts right.

home is so far away
shrouds of smoke and eyes
a thousand colours, sight
all the red and yellow folding
burning and surging
rivers of my life;
tears stain hands, burning

i go, and go, and
go.

 

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