FOR YOU
 
I WENT DOWN NETHER DEPTHS
TO CHOOSE THE BLUED COPPER
 
UP TO THE SKY LIMIT TO STEAL
THE ANGELS' GOWNS' WHITE/br> AND ARCHANGELS' ARROWS
 
I BRIBED CHERUBS
INTO ENLIGHTENING ME
AND SERAPHS INTO TEACHING
TO LOVE
 
I SEARCHED FOR RED COPPER
AND GREEN REGENERATING
 
FOR YOU
 
 
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SWALLOWS
 
I DO NOT WANT TO KNOW
DO NOT TELL ME ANYTHING
DO NOT DEPRIVE ME
OF POETRY
DO NOT DEPRIVE ME OF MY MINDFUL NAIVETY
OF MY MINDFUL IGNORANCE
I NEED THEM, AT LEAST,
TO EPITOMIZE AND FULFIL HUMAN NEEDS
LET ME DREAM WITH THE UNIVERSE
LET ME DREAM WITH FLAVOURS AND FLESH
LET ME DREAM DO NOT AWAKE ME
I DO NOT LIKE WHAT I SEE ANY LONGER
WHAT I SEE TASTES OF THE END,
UNCERTAINTY AND SORROW
WHAT I SEE IS FAR FROM WHAT I HAVE BELIEVED IN
I LIKE NOTHING BUT SWALLOWS
 
 
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