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for KBT (and you know who you be) 

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You’re not too sure at all  / / anymore

      if there are angels  /   /  or an afterlife  worth dying for

        you’ve crucified   /     /  the yesterdays of your life

by chasing fantasies/      /   and choosing to trade for a lie.

It wasn’t destiny    /       /     the ways you chose

                               \        \   to break and be

the road you found /       / to walk away

                              /       /  from your memories.

         And though  \       \   no one knows  

                          /        /    how many holes

                          \          \    your heart may hold

       it isn’t fair  /            /  to take those you promised to protect

                       /                /  in some misdirected step

       with you.  \                   \

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Copyright © henry toromoreno, 2010. All rights reserved.

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just as the water

dances up to the land

to form a coast

and the way

the sky and earth

pretend to meet

at the horizon –

every love

has its own geography.

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a landscape mapped across months

outlining open fields

that stay in full bloom

where laughter calls out

from the crown canopy

shading the brambled edges

that are meant to be wild

and forgotten …

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these borders,

the imaginary lines

that mark the province,

are boundaries

that shrink and expand

with the love.

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a territory always in flux –

a country threatened by coup

and surrounded by dragons.

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* Latin for “here are monsters” … a phrase supposedly found on old maps marking unknown or dangerous places

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Copyright © henry toromoreno, 2010. All rights reserved.

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