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Listening to you
call my Name
as the coyotes dance
before my eyes

dear, on a night like this

in someone’s borrowed car
I run and run
speed the white lines
in a firewater blur

(I never do this
it could spell double trouble;
cheating death, deformity,
the battery boys in blue)

the city circles and circles
until I find my forgotten
wild woods

once again tonight,
I can’t escape the
lunacy of others

and how it reaches in,
guts and garrottes
filets my entrails
long and lurid

screaming through this
borrowed, beggar’d territory

oncoming car lights illuminate
my poisoned eyes


they break the darkness

and like the wild dogs
I must flee on silent, padded foot
head left, head right

a circle of eyes
senses on high

dear, on a night like this
in my flight
I found a tiny slice of paradise

hidden again
bathed in black shadow

I let out a breath
and found our
Sacred Night

~ kiss the ground in its stead where your body should bed ~

If I could stay here
curled in Her arms
until She could gently
pass me into yours

the deal
the bargain

what I would pay…
trés chere, cherie

on a night like this

to sign in blood
the bargainer’s price

spin a wheel
flame the contract

spit on the palm
of that double-cross


let the liquid stupor take me
Styx and stones

slumber into a morning
that no one can trace

© 2016 J. Noade



  1. This is nice.

    • Thank you 🙂

        • Sadah
        • Posted April 23, 2018 at 12:35 AM
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        • Posted May 2, 2018 at 11:46 PM
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