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Shards & Shadows

There is a pane of frosted glass between us

I can’t hear or see or feel you,

Only shapeless shadows shift maliciously beyond.

Its cold and I wish you would warm me, but you don’t,

You can’t, its always cold behind the glass,

Inside the glass like a coffin.

We cannot touch, you cannot hear me.

It gets darker and then there is nothing,

Only shards and shadows.

Jack Blare

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Heroine Eve

My mother burned out like a California forest fire.

She was a gas truck overturned in the fast lane,

Machine gun hallucination briefly gracing this mortal world

Of ashtray twirls and prescription painkillers.

She sacrificed her senses to set guilt free,

Tore the roof off the cave so that everyone could see.

Life is a balance of pleasure and pain,

Excess and moderation,

Growing and dying.

I have borne witness to the bloody consequences

Of the selfish choices our ancestors made for us,

Promises that will lead our damaged children

Through the burning forests and blinding cityscapes

Where Echoes walk now,

Tired, sick, addicted, condemned,

And blessed to be free. –Jack Blare

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Mored Bored than Ever Before

Hometown broke down Tuesday night

Nothing to do but smoke, drink or fight.

Can’t dull the thoughts with pills of morphine

Can’t kill the uneasiness with nicotine

Trapped in a house, trapped in my head

Knocked out for two days on a bed.

I know it’s killing me, slow or fast

I don’t care, long as it doesn’t last too long.

I’m so sick of this system, its completely wrong.

By Tj Blare

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More Bored than Ever Before

Hometown broke down Tuesday night

Nothing to do but smoke, drink or fight.

Cant dull the thoughts with pills of morphine

Can’t kill the uneasiness with nicotine

Trapped in a house, trapped in my head

Knocked out for two days on a bed.

I know its killing me, slow or fast

I don’t care, long as it doesn’t last too long.

I’m so sick of this system, its completely wrong.

-Tj Blare

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