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Some poems belong in the dawn.
"I begged solitude to take me tenderly as I slept."
Didn't you know?
Death is the poor man's doctor.
"I deny. I deny. Not anymore.
I worship him."
You see, turning water into wine
is the same thing
into liquid gold
"I drank the gold
and it plagued my gut,
I scream at solitude to come take me."
Do you think monsters fall in love too?
"Monsters fall and tumble and fracture.
They fall the hardest;
it's humans who don't."
Oh, but how can you be so sure?
"I've seen both, I've been both."
Tell me about the crimes
that are your lovers and your ghosts.
"Both have given me kisses,
both have left with blood on my wrists."
Greetings wearing thin
"Don't you think what prophecy did to sleeping beauty
was better than what the prince did to her?"
Like mother said,
pick your poisons wisely.
The Basalisk's Chambers
(The Basalisk's Chambers)
Walter W Hoelbling
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