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the kingdom

By David Labounty

maybe I’m just like you

falling in and out of love

making dollars
just to spend
dollars

stuck at the light with the
forced heat thawing my face

waiting for the light to turn green
so I can carry on, just trying
to get to the kingdom
wherever,
the hell that is

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commission

By David LaBounty

this day
was spent
staring
at the
sky
while
buying
and
selling
night
dreams, the

pockets

otherwise
empty
in
the
morning

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By David LaBounty

this book
I just
bought
is my
kids
college
money

this second
bottle of
beer is
poured
from my
would-be
retirement
fund

this silence
that comes
from
watching
the television
with my
wife
indifferently
by my
side
is another
nail in
the
conjugal
coffin

this skin
creased
and
wrinkled
with
pressure
&
love
is sensitive
&
thick
&
just
American
enough.

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