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my sky collapsed like a continent

my voice broke in that thin air

before you 
up-seen, 
then carbine-down
 
those slits of spirits
came faster than crack
like a lizard of light in a night of black
 
my captain
i watched you rise
spit acid into that lizard’s green eyes
our silent radio sat sad with a round in its chest
so when come the spoon-pop 
your tobacco-breath all stop 
at last made good the promise of rest
when i awoke
i’d lost you in a confusion of crows’

high on their jet-fuel smoke.

forgive me my captain


jack, dog

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