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Jordan C. Lewis
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United States
armed and recycled


There was a Korean refugee
standing outside
of my window that night.
He held no weapon but the dark stars in his eye against me and I knew
he was a pulchritude
sent from some sky to curse me.
I could have turned him in,
even had him killed but I let him stay for dinner in the living room
of my chest and the hollows of my head.

That boy was gone the next day
but I swear I still saw his foot prints
burned into a patch of grass
in the front lawn and every night when I looked up to the sky
I felt as though I was going
to be struck down by his armed eye, twinkling and born against me.
cheosnun-e salang
I think there exists a powerful magic in the way everything in the universe connects.
what did you do that night I dropped you off on your front lawn?
I asked you how work was going.
you said you were hardly earning a days wage and a pint of blood.
I could see your knuckles gently pasty and aggressively pink
from the hours you had kept them clenched.
I can't imagine where you've gone,
I can't imagine Sunday's without spaghetti dinners and
conversations with your mother.
I wish I had been different than the environment I was born in but
the truth is I can't help
but find pleasure in being shaped by the Arizona sun.
your skin peeled and surrenders to it.
I still find flakes of you in my favorite shirts.
Where did you go that summer,
when we had done nothing but drink and drive and listen and
I dropped you off in your backyard?
Tell me, is mortality worth anything?
should I even be here at all?
I made a wrong turn, your house was on the left
I imagine you don't know what life is anymore when you lose, like really lose, someone.

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skul-duggery Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday!
TheStoyTeller Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
this is way late but thanks buddy!
skul-duggery Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
it's alright, you're welcome!
raspil Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015   Writer
have a great birthday! :w00t:
TheStoyTeller Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I havent really been on and i just saw this! thanks man!
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