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Emergencies

posted May 20, 2009, 11:22 AM by David Storlie   [ updated Feb 17, 2015, 7:47 PM ]

in the unending
poetry
of complete darkness

lips move quickly
because they aren't
putting on shows

because the way
I watch tongues
like cracking fire

hydrant seals
rushing
anxious blasts

blow hoses
and holders
right over

conversations
in those emergencies
happen to be poems

because as we
are striving
you can't sit

still staring up at
me like lonely dogs
and angry kittens.

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