Tines

from by Tamara Sandor

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Tines

old drifter plagued with hiccups found God
thus stricken shot up sickened and saw
the ever-lengthening rhythm
the ever-gaping maw

when you hold your breath I find that I can breathe
heavy stone Adonis lying beside me
desiring nothing

and in the absence of your flapping child’s wiles
my tea-light heart can hear itself humming
with a heat that is wild

……………………………

quick men! undam the rivers!
of pens pockmarked from chewing
on those gloomy gothic truths I read in the tiles

quick! can I be delivered?
sharpened my teeth on fresh young poplars
and now I gotta watch that smile

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lo! and behold!
new moss managed to grow on those
glowing old photographs
we thought we tacked to the wall
that backs onto time

and now I fear that if I turn my mind away from the cradle
my babe will sprout coarse and vicious tines
or worse still, I will
just guiltlessly
forget that he is mine

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oh little lady
it’s okay
but it ain’t like a train
don’t let their guitar playing fool you

oh little lady
it is a boon
but you cannot tune it to your style
it comes to you barbed and unbridled

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oh my love
oh my love
you root and root to touch just what is mute in me
I’m quitting, this is my last pack of epiphanies
I will wait
til the end of my days
for it to hit me

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from Tynes, released April 19, 2016
tamara sandor - guitar and voice
jon crellin - drums
patrick latreille - bass
shaun weadick - guitar
tim crabtree - guitar

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