Like a Baby

Like a baby            soft-skinned
I did not elect
to see my own blood
the heat and rumble
of something other
becoming me
reborn yet never
really born

I watch TV
so I can get
to know you better
it's got that bad
those circuits
turn up as useless
invite your worst behaviour
sorry 'bout that

and all for what?
I remember the woods
beside the canal
cut-down trees, stumps,
the soil now so dry
it chokes

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Beautiful girls
who sideways
suck my finger
I like
a lot
merci beaucoup
with their red lipstick
and healthy teeth
the ones who stop time
so we don't grow apart

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