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oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 17, 2021 - 2:35pm

A new way to measure wealth in other than accrued on paper
or cyber systems of increasingly artificial intelligence
might be in the satisfaction of status postponed until
a guy 
or a girl or
the ghost of either
or even neither
runs the express check-out
12 items max only please
No checks. No chokes
No bad puns.
No smokes.
So much fun
So little time

Max 
Who?
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 15, 2021 - 4:25pm

The
Line
Formed
On
The
Sand
Where
Waves
Feathered
The
Shore
Are
Littered
With
Bits
Of
Haste
And
Waste
And
The
Broken
Shells
Of
Broken
Animals
At
Once
Bathed
In
Foam
And
Salt
And
Silent
Screams
Of
Meaning
And
The
Ears
And
Eyes
Of
Innocent
Children
Yearning
To
Be
Free
Of
Boundaries
Under
The
Sun
And
Within
The
Music
Of
The
Night
Echoing
Off
The
Open
Sky
And
Reaching
Down
To
The
Bottom
Of
An
Empty
Well
Called
The
Ocean
Of
Denial
GeneP59

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Location: On the edge of tomorrow looking back at yesterday.
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 14, 2021 - 2:13pm

I saw the sun come up
I saw the sun go down
I had a coffee and drunk it down
It kept me up all night
Until the sun showed it light
And it showed me my plight
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 12, 2021 - 3:54pm

Render me riddles
Render me time
Render me laughter as I'm waiting in line

Render me bread
Render me wine
Render me music in every rendered rhyme...

oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: May 24, 2021 - 1:10pm

A large black salamander guards the area of the spigot
He seems satisfied there, under paving stones and incidental life water
Not inconsequentially, his kingdom boasts survival
GeneP59

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Location: On the edge of tomorrow looking back at yesterday.
Gender: Male


Posted: May 23, 2021 - 5:25pm

So spank me already!
I ate your chicken samich
and drank your flat beer
and binged myself on your cable.
So spank me already
I've been a bad bad boy.
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: May 23, 2021 - 9:04am

Under the tortured memory tree
I saw you; you saw me
Under the stain of pride and grief
Trust is slain by rusted teeth
Being hunger; bade the strife
Beyond the tender breath of life
For the love of tatters and broader shoals
Wading the textured waters...

oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 21, 2021 - 7:46am



Cardinal Seen

He comes to the feast every day
fungal eye and matted crown
His red feathered body bleached by disease
His beak deformed and flaking
Quietly I watch him struggle to crack sunflower seeds
and listen intently to his joyous cheeps
Marvelous the sight, I fret
knowing he is not long for this world

Edit:

The weeks passed since those words
He thrives
Appearing as a miniature vulture, red feathered and completely bald now
the growth from his upper beak at least an inch long
he tips his head to the side
and scoops sunflower seed, 
and ever so gently
places it in the mouth of a female companion
How? Why?
Marvelously so

oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 15, 2021 - 9:28am

sick sad been had words and rhymes
freedoms chimes lemons limes
empty trains and empty talk
acids rain on stammered walk
a glancing blow a timing light
four in the floor good Friday night
based on not much these mud pies stick
to gather the eye bone a tell of the trick...
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 30, 2021 - 11:58am

Like riding a bicycle,
playing card clipped to the front forks
with mother supplied clothespin.
Like Steve McQueen's great escape;
suddenly tangled in a barbed wire fantasy
of freedom.
Must have been the Joker...
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 7:04pm

Yeah I'm a bad boy, but I coulda been worse.
Coulda scuffed your shoes, and wrecked your hearse.
Coulda soured your wedding, and forgotten a verse.
Just waiting for the ax to fall;
that birthday you fell from the sky.

It goes this way; then darker. Then dark.
Death on a street sign, then hitting the mark.
Shadows of children; the sign of a spark.
Three suns down,  just under a stall.
That birthday we fell from the sky.
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 10, 2020 - 7:14pm

ok. I'll risk it.

the last three years.
The last three months
the last three days.

the last three hours
the last three minutes
the last three seconds.

I could paint it for you
or sculpt it
Or sing it

I could play it on a harmonica or a drum
or two blades of grass

really!
remind me to show you
to hear me

play a song
that begins in grief
and ends in joy.

remind me.
don't forget
to...
buddy

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Location: Rocky Mountains
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 4, 2020 - 3:54pm



 oldviolin wrote:
window
seed
bird
earth
soul
life
death
grief
push
laugh
cry
love
hat
detract
distract
deceive 

tree
milk
honey
sun
blood
branch
squirrel

war
truth
music
 

Finally unmasked.  OV is Dotman!
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 4, 2020 - 7:19am

window
seed
bird
earth
soul
life
death
grief
push
laugh
cry
love
hat
detract
distract
deceive 

tree
milk
honey
sun
blood
branch
squirrel

war
truth
music
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 4, 2020 - 8:20am



 ScottN wrote:

This could also become a short story or vignette—seriously.  Some of those lines seem like also good first lines of a paragraph. Have fun!
 
 


ScottN

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Location: Half inch above the K/T boundary
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 4, 2020 - 8:13am

 oldviolin wrote:
All of those old men are just passing through
..
 
This could also become a short story or vignette—seriously.  Some of those lines seem like also good first lines of a paragraph. Have fun!
 
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Oct 4, 2020 - 8:03am

All of those old men are just passing through

Like stick shifts, hubcaps  and service station bells;
Esso, Union '76, Pure...

I see them from a boy's keen-eyed viewpoint.

I study their look and speaking voice; worn out hands and worn in faces.

The junkyard visits with my Father where Greasy Gene stood larger than life, wearing Red Man stained bib overalls, one giant hand holding a wad of money and another taking money from younger guys like my Father; buying brake drums or sealed beams or thin strips of chromed moldings.

A T rex named Rex sitting silently, obediently and knowingly by his side.

"Don't ever call Mr. Cheek Greasy Gene to his face" my Father would say. "Why" I asked. "It's disrespectful', he replied. I puzzled.
"And don't mess with Rex".

When you're a little boy a magnificent German Shepherd taller than you is quite the heart locker. Maybe even if you're not a little boy. 

No shepherd like a good. shepherd...

I'm there now, on the way home, clunking along in my Father's 1948 Dodge pickup.
Flat head. Wooden bed.

The feel of that bench seat, 
The smells and the sounds...

My Father double-clutching and grind-shifting gears.

"Why", I ask. "What would happen if you didn't shift gears"?

"Then your engine would blow up" he replied, "and you won't be able to get anywhere."

My Pop had his way to express 
things. They passed along with him. Right through me...
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Sep 18, 2020 - 11:05am

If the earth were flat
like a giant cookie crumbling
all falling into space like sugary asteroids tumbling

Someone would be there to stand it on edge and call it pie, the baker fumbling
to keep stuffing all four and twenty black boids nigh...

But I say there's no need to fear!
Close your bloodshot eyes and heave your cosmic spear
and let it orbit like there's no sphere so dear...

wow. I'm proud of just how bad that really is lol
oldviolin

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Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 21, 2020 - 2:37pm



 Ohmsen wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:
In all the selves
and all the dreams
In all the lightning moments
The reaching upward
falling out
A latent shard there foments 

The hollow plow the fallow how
the greenless barren furrow
a dread forked maze
with empty gaze
The fragrant earthen burrow

Along a linen line the mists
and in the glaring sun amidst
the listing vessels burning gift
a swollen stinking sinking rift
Sew seed where the sounds are kissed...

 

I'd do that in a major scale, though, not minor!



(If you like to talk about it, feel free to PM me.)
 

I'll have to edit for clarity lol.
I think I hear the bass line...
Ohmsen

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Location: Hermania
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 20, 2020 - 1:38pm



 oldviolin wrote:
In all the selves
and all the dreams
In all the lightening moments
The reaching upward
falling out
A latent shard there foments 

The hollow plow the fallow how
the greenless barren furrow
a dread forked maze
the empty gaze
The fragrant earthen burrow

Along a linen line the mists
and in the glaring sun amidst
the listing vessels burning gift
a swollen sinking stinking rift
Seed where the sounds are kissed...

 

I'd do that in a major scale, though, not minor!



(If you like to talk about it, feel free to PM me.)
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