Last Request

Whatever horror I’m committed to
I’ll take that dram
of single malt
and quell the fiery storms
with water
swirling
my senses into new dimensions
and I’ll raise a toast
to Aristippus
before that last reality
nasty
takes me
to my Maker.

Me,
tegestologist by theft

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Gus ThreeTrees

Beyond the wheelchair
a true friend microtoning
the lie from the real

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The Niece

I saw her
the other night
living the dream
with another speaking engagement.

In her own skin
she was comfortable
born to that mic
as a King
her southern tone slid velvet
through to us listening.
A senior
now
how she could bring us back
to the errors and crush of youth
both self-imposed
and obliged
by those you might trust.

How could you or I
get through to adulthood
unmarred
with bombing, assassination,
death and all
encompassing fear?

She did
and served
writes
speaks
for our rights
still.
Even for those undefended
by our oh so modern
society.

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At last the end is here

Terminus is here
thirty times over a month
of springing poet

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Oh Syria

A Doctor on a news program
near sobs
after the bombing
of an Aleppo hospital by
Russian propped
Assad

his best friend
a pediatrician
who only wanted to help children
into and
in his ruined country
is dead

so the conflict
continues
where targeting of children
and expectant mothers
is deemed a necessary part of the war
effort

So how many millions displaced?
And thousands killed
for something that can’t last

power isn’t something
you keep grasping
fearfully to yourself
that can only lead to being reviled
down history

the truly strong know
to be lasting
it has to be nurtured
by giving it away

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Walking Blind

Falling forward to
meet my destiny uncharted
that me will see new

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Gift of Time

Anniversaries
slow from the material
as we age grateful

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