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tearing the rag off the bush again
The Wire by Simone Ellis PDF E-mail
the scripted Wire under Simone's gaze
THE WIRE


leaving behind a scripted series 
a long form story 
on that old n'are-do-well 
well of all sources to drink from
is it
not the most poisonous and tempting
to draw me into the lives 
of those whose blood 
runs red and hearts 
pound out
the final hurrah of the 
American Way
which is
don't kid yourself

every man for
himself

Navarez was the first to utter those
words beneath his patched one-eyed
wisdom
every man
for his self
that's the way they 
say in Baltimore
the moment he was in American
waters
every man 
for his
self
was what
leaked out

and those are 
then and now
those gilded 
famous
last words

but I've left you bleeding
still
there on the docks
on the corners
in silver SUV's
asking if my cornrows
look okay
and that is good for this day
in Montana where I breathe
fresh rainy air and
chalk you all off
to a great story told
never happened
never will happen
here



 
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