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Leonard Gontarek: Dangerous

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Gimme some red birds falling into place, flocks of noise, dangerous & cooperative.

Gimme some tiny leaves falling & getting smaller.

Gimme some night falling like spirits past the barricades & barbed wire of sleep.

.

No I would not exchange

a half year of darkness for

a half year of spring.

It’s my darkness, I’ll keep it.

.

There is a deep hole all the

leaves go down. More than deep.

.

How do you know what mist

changes or does not change?

Imagine, everything

has been changed by it.

.

The more things change,

the more that changes.

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Kill Everybody &

Let God Sort It Out.

.

Join the Army

Visit Exotic Places

Meet Interesting People

& Kill Them.

.

Your Karma

Ran Over

My Dogma.

.

I Brake For Hallucinations.

.

We collaborate & accumulate,

add them to the rest

& they become less,

they become us. Ah, shadow.

.

Standing in the middle of the street,

half-drunk, directing traffic,

wearing a t-shirt that reads: Don’t Blame Anyone.

.

The head is a trainman’s lantern.

The head is a tabernacle.

I look very far away. We are looking

for a way out of night that is not

soft & deep.

Whispering I can’t find my

keys to herself outside

the psychic place.

.

I love Philadelphia.

I love the pickup inexplicably dragging an anchor, sparking in the dark.

Copyright 2015 Leonard Gontarek

One comment on “Leonard Gontarek: Dangerous

  1. Jim Brennan
    September 5, 2015

    When I saw your title, the opening line of U2’s “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses,” played in my head, “You’re Dangerous because you’re honest.” Patent “Your Karma ran over My Dogma.” I said, Patent it! And I once drove behind the guy who broke for hallucinations. Now I must rest.

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