Jasper Lotus Hawkins: Leaning

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caged ocean of paper memory
despair lurking, glued shut
behind the closet of eyes, hidden
land map at sea, graveyard
charts, hop scotch silence,

house plants stand at attention
lined dining room saucers
walls leaning, in the same
direction, in agreement that
out, there is a light worth looking

diagnosis ruled
out. Deferment offered. Exercise
recommended. Migraine
entertained, standing on
head to drain, transfer
sand out, echo echo away
another way.

sensations erupting deeply
within my hemispheres, the center.
Sleep, sleep, I will wake you up,
says my boy
I will wake you up.

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