THE BIG FINISH [ring] 

there it is, the seed of fear
I use to convey shock
and disbelief to the cheap seats
our violent pas de deux
winds down so I run
to the corner and climb
knees buckling
the outcome is predetermined
but the nerves are always real
I point my good elbow to the rafters
and smack it like an old TV
drop, pin, win
just like we rehearsed
I drape myself across the ropes
like a freshly laundered bed sheet
and from the canvas I feel your smile
peer through the hair matted on your face

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AUTOPLAY [mindless] 

all I have to do
is nudge the first domino
and let the computer fairies
handle the rest; only the hits
a cat with a meow like a foghorn
into the music video for "Sabotage"
into Gary Carter jumping
into Jesse Orosco's arms
into a supercut of every last out
of every World Series
of every year I've been alive
a string of climaxes
balls and bats, pornographic
and next thing I know
there's Gatorade in my eyes
there's champagne on my dick and
there's three hours I cannot account for

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FLIP LARUE'S 24-HOUR BAIT SHOP [bait] 

this one is a little longer so off to Pastebin we go; CW for gross imagery involving wild animals pastebin.com/0iBk9WUn

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FLIP LARUE'S 24-HOUR BAIT SHOP [bait] 

@derek this is excellent! i'd think about doing a reading of it with extra redneck sauce, if only i didn't cringe so hard to hear my voice from outside my head

FLIP LARUE'S 24-HOUR BAIT SHOP [bait] 

@alexis Thank you for that. I'm thrilled that you'd even consider doing a reading.

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