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Posted by grampa in random shit (Thursday March 29, 2007 at 10:10 am)

Yeah, so a friend of mine, the beautiful and talented uber-Meg, wrote this back in January and I’ve just been loving it for the last couple of months now, and I thought that I would repost it here.  To me, it’s so beautiful that I needed to share it with you.

I’d link to her, but I think she may want to remain anonymous. 

If this post disappears, it’s because she asked me to remove it.


sometimes you have to flick the filth off
it’s so thick, weeks of stained grace
and favour gone wrong
faith forgotten in the face of
an every morning armageddon

toes that bleed through dirty socks
a blanket that gets pissed on
every time you sleep
hair you’d rather pull out than
suffer the stench of

on days like these few things are important

but don’t forget to ask the question,
“what would tom waits do?”
as you hunch in whino prayer
over a friendly bar
finding clues in that same old outline,
a hopeful ring of condensation
that some chump who came before you
left behind

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