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Blueprint of Bruises

                        June 30th, 2015

 

won  we won

            the other day

cut the suture seaming yesteryear with this year

 

lost in loss

on that day

            what do I do with the brace

            you left clamped to my ankle

 

tomorrow is the first day of yesterday

 

 

he never

woke up to mother s burnt coffee

never

did father call him a loser on the court

 

skin      lightning          he flashes in the nave

 

freeze   after the first shot

marbles                        after the second

 

 

gauze our forms in papier mache inked with

                        headlines

            stitch a serration between our nipples

 

blueprint of bruises

 

what supersedes the motorcade

            moating a cross vane

eight bearers dab faces with palls

                        do you agree with the murder

 

            return

them to the bullet holes

replant bud      lovevolve above

 

 

today   still afraid

please put pressure

on the hole with a wife beater

            Sam     pointing nail

            continues clawing

            out our kneecaps

COLLESTIPHER 

CHATTO