To The Sky In The City

You are who you are much
too much and looking lousy
without margins to throw
in a question amidst the exclamation
points. You seem a contronym,
hoping to close as soon as you open up
(it’s as though we had a winter
and a half yet at any moment could still
expect snow). I hear you’ve been depressed
the last couple most of your life,
cavalier carousel of moods,
but who didn’t want to run out
of town at colt speed at some point
in their life? The morning picks the night
up at its most logical conclusion:
silver bullets jangling and empty
and how many times did you get shot anyway?
Before and after light keeps vigil over the body;
I’ll hide out with a switchblade pressed
to my hand until the engraving sticks 
(“entrar en el verano largo”). 

-C.S. Henderson

To The Sky In The City

You are who you are much
too much and looking lousy
without margins to throw
in a question amidst the exclamation
points. You seem a contronym,
hoping to close as soon as you open up
(it’s as though we had a winter
and a half yet at any moment could still
expect snow). I hear you’ve been depressed
the last couple most of your life,
cavalier carousel of moods,
but who didn’t want to run out
of town at colt speed at some point
in their life? The morning picks the night
up at its most logical conclusion:
silver bullets jangling and empty
and how many times did you get shot anyway?
Before and after light keeps vigil over the body;
I’ll hide out with a switchblade pressed
to my hand until the engraving sticks
(“entrar en el verano largo”).

-C.S. Henderson

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