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Diamond

We’ve cut pieces of the earth up as stars,
a great pretending where each outstretched hand
is a stand-in for the sun. Watch how the
flowers grow as we pass our thin fingers
over them; see the petals drink in our
life, green all around and through, down to the
roots; admit you feel the warmth that breathes out
from this fist, pulsates with each cold hand shook.
And like the stars it is born from blackness,
cast out from nothingness by nothingness,
an entity existing to exist.
We wear rocks that cannot smudge, with no grime
or dust ever upon them, though still they
dirty our hands even as they light them.

The Beats Don’t Stop ‘Til Your Body Drops

beat

beat

another beat
trembling

pulsating.beat

four-on-the-floor
hope for one more

beat.

resonating
deep in veins
to palpitate
appendages

in a beat

beat
another beat

shaking hands
shaking feet

keep it steady
keep the beat

beat

beat

another beat

another beat

beat

another