Deflect, Reflect, Neglect

Deflect, reflect, neglect: the “lect’s” of tangled veins that become wise beyond their years.

These repetitions will slit our throats, hollow our arteries,

Solidify, dismember, morph all while reality is eclipsed by the promise of vanity and heart ventricles.

Each breath pumps indiscretions into the cracks of your bloodstream.

Deflect, reflect, neglect: the “lect’s” of a heavily armed fort in place to protect your walls from desirable intruders.

You’re safe from purification,

You’re safe from the wind carrying tomorrow’s guilt,

You’re safe from these gusts of air that fuel your body’s dust and grime in my direction.

I’m not safe;

I’m not safe from the beating hearts of what if’s,

I’m not safe from the smiles that expose regularly brushed teeth,

Jagged from environmental conditions beyond your control:

The leaves, the ash, and the hellfire that lights the cigars of the innocent.

Clear my lungs, clear your mind

Bring me carbon dioxide.

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