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DC Hall Jul 2019
We work to spend
Do it all again
Masterful marketing
designed to **** you in

Caught in the riptide of desire
down the sea of consumerism,
If you happen to fall in
you better know how to swim.
DC Hall Jul 2019
Cooking in silence
on the stove-top
of my tiny kitchen.
Mixing broccoli and leeks.

I can feel the heat
from her eyes
swollen with rage.
Ocularly assailing

My words have drowned
in an ocean of
youthful trauma.

Her heart lost in dissension
DC Hall Sep 2019
The darkness seems so very black
And strong amongst the crowd.
It watches me so patiently
I can feel when it's around.

I have no desire to work it out
To change things or to pray.
But I desire to be underground
Until this feeling goes away.

My words have often failed me
And conveyed what I do not.
While the seasons start to change here
I am missing you a lot.
DC Hall Jul 2019
It made me really happy
when I saw you drinking coffee,
  half a sandwich that I made,
   and the television on.

I wished I could stay
but for now I must leave.
  In the future we'll be together
   whenever our hearts please.
DC Hall Jul 2019
I love you
like the sky loves the sea.
Your light shines forever
and it watches over me.

Your smile
is my savior,
from the place I tend to go.
When I think about you laughing,
my love for you does grow.
DC Hall Jun 2019
The sight of you is an enveloping substance
A supreme ****** stimulant
Eradicating all commitment and restraint
I try to fight but the tenacity of your figure
Is in complete control
You are a ventriloquist
I am a puppet
Suspended by strings
Manipulated by ***
DC Hall Jul 2019
If nothing ever turns out
quite as meaningful as before,
I'll remember all the things you said
and the love that we once wore
DC Hall Jul 2019
Men have had their bodies
and souls destroyed by machinery.
Hollow cogs and cold-blooded gears
grind through the better part of the day.
Relentless and unapologetic
Feeding on the dreams of a far away beach
A cabin upstate
or the delusion of retirement.
Dreams that slowly slip away
as your body deconstructs.
This is not a life to envy
Why do we endure

Is this what a dollar costs?
DC Hall Oct 2019
O Holy One
Come forth to me from above
I be but a conduit for your genius
Employ these hands to a lifetime of labor
DC Hall Jul 2019
Wet bodies
drugs and disease
disobedience accepted
the wild run free
don't wear the uniform of  9-5
come naked, impartial
Enjoy the ride
DC Hall Jul 2019
The sun will shine on me again
A sense of freedom and calm within
The dark days someday will end
A new life I will begin
DC Hall Sep 2019
The sky is a reflection of
a child that's lost
It is screaming and crying
Painting our world with it's pain.

Why did it have to rain
so hard in Kansas
As we laid there in our tents.

Praying to God
For the second time this week.
Wondering if this is something
We will soon regret.
DC Hall Jul 2019
nothing shy of a superpower.
In a world of distractions
it's hard to stay strong.
To find real stillness and
peace in the moments between
all the happening.

These are the moments that count,
That i'll remember in the end.
The times Thoreau sought after at walden,
Kerouac at Big Sur.
The times I seek now
that keep the fire in me burning.
Making me believe that life
really is the gift
I once thought
it was
DC Hall Jul 2019
Red sky falling
through the branches of an old oak tree,
The rain here is light and unending
emotionally abusive in nature.
Silence consumes this town
only being broken by the screams of a freight train
Reminding me of how stuck I am
In life
in my ways
and in this town
which I have grown to resent
DC Hall Jul 2019
The joys of solitude
have been spoiled by the love I have for you.

Walking silently in places unknown
use to excite and awaken my traveling bone.

Anymore it just reminds me
that my love is alone.

So wherever I travel
be it land
be it sea
It be not my home
if it lacks you and me.
DC Hall Sep 2019
The sun is so low
Casting it's last Rays of day
Just before he calls it a night
When we enter a kingdom
Of different rules entirely
A foggy translucent time
For the demons and the hounds
When trouble takes hold
In the changing of the guard
DC Hall Oct 2019
I began floating
through the shattered turquoise
Our contract had been broken
Surely I'll return again
Your visions paint me with disapproval
Two lives have changed completely
For now get your rest
DC Hall Jul 2019
A window seat
A good book
Dylan's discography
This ought to get me there.
I'm headed out with my life in a bag.
The simplicity of it all on your back.
Profoundly liberating to societies hold.
DC Hall Oct 2019
last year in San Fran.
I saw you there
with a sign on your neck
advertising your gift
your heart was resilient
as you walked up that hill
getting rejected by many
and accepted by few
but your eyes told your secret
your song i could hear
you found out the reason
the reason you're here

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