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Sunday with Dave: Inflict

The task demands a containment, fighting in one’s self, no mercy for the ailing, think against settling, just the convergence that loosens,

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Sunday with Dave: Disingenuous

The lie is moot, I haven’t claimed as far as the gross expects, sprints and cuts, this life has a chronology breaking at the edges,

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Sunday with Dave: Behind Ahead

Nerve senses the push scouring within it must leave only the durable illusion that else than act fraught massacred in decree a simple strip to imagine then move

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Sunday with Dave: Tour Guide

“Tour Guide” The question of visible and watched, the reburrowing guilt of having violated we the seen, the division of who is indigenous to which path or stoop, a random welcome,

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Sunday with Dave: We Old Guys

“We Old Guys” Before the curb, a decline in will, when aged men fight, we struggle for dead air.

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Sunday with Dave: Last Day’s Lesson Plan

“Last Day’s Lesson Plan” Study is the record of my blindness that reminds me I cannot stay too long, the questions become foci for limited turns outside of bounds,

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Promptly Friday:  Learning to Swim

“Learning to Swim” The crossroads of life are cruel To lead us this way To stay true to the path When the path has washed away

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Sunday with Dave: East Side

“East Side” The ongoing by recombination, the student defaced and the wounded harangued, but there are the stationed, garrison compounds selective cheapness,

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Sunday with Dave: Codex

Slightly different structure from your “normal” and “accepted” poetic structuring, but one must exercise their creativity to grow.

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Sunday with Dave: Bones

“Was the absence of a conclusion, then, the essence?” Yannis Ritsos, The Time Dimension

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