On Your Toes

Jump from trouble


Doesn't matter if you're wrong
Doesn't matter until those syrupy tentacles
leech into you

Dance happy and long

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boys & girls
by the whites of your eyes
I know I can't tell
what will drop
what will play
on swings and slides
or the spread of your hand
as children in drag
to push or yield
you have me transfixed
a lamb on the cross
not a lamb

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War moves
from field
to parliament
& boardroom
but we remain
collateral damage

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