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A New Testament


Synonyms are joy
until it come to joy
and dilution throws distilled
from yawning throne

The shimmer           -coy
holds in shadow
prising where I scrabble
for her approval

Through net I
unsew prayers with ritual
burn pistil that bore
to lay in mud

Blazing palmerosa
my duty                   -one
to water us
into petals

Basking in scent
is perfect grace
to reshape our
endless envy songs

To dismantle each other
mantle bones

knowing both
the shimmer