After Eight

After eight
People die
Mint and mine
I’m still alive
If I’m breathing I’m
Still alive

Grocery store
Eight isles and more
The glossy paper
Mind lost its sheen
Paper rips
And paper bleeds from
Torn up mouths and
Yellow limbs

After eight
People die
Mint and mine
I’m still alive
If I’m breathing I’m
Still alive

Waiting for
Ten years and more
Forget me not
In metal leaves
Fingers hold
Your finger’s cold but
Try to hold to
Shiny rings
Try to hold to
Better things

After eight
People die
Mint and mine
I’m still alive
If I’m breathing I’m
Still alive

If I’m breathing I’m
Still alive

If I’m breathing I’m –

M.
Marker and ink pencils on paper
Nov 5/11

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