I Swear I Heard a Clarinet

and the sight of lionheart

I found a stone to sit on
by the river

I washed you
from my hands

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I fold tissues into a pad
so I can use my pen
to stab him

On my way
big youths
cross the street to avoid me

I get there
and he's gone

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In the Paradigm Refreshment Workshop
I was transformed into love and light
Positive energy oozed from my pores
Miscellaneous angst blobbed off to the floor
Disenchantment burned away like magnesium
Santa Claus gave me a kiss

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