Broken Butterfly

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our motto is a 13th century french gambling phrase "Je l'envy" meaning "I defy you"

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centerfold poem

one day soon

i am going to distill these bitter tears

into a bottle

and i will pour myself a drink

so sweet cool dry revenge

of everything

lost here

in this gothic time & place

that is san francisco 1999

then i will serve myself

to the powers that be

and they will drink

because my story distilled

into their bottle

poured by my hand is…

irresistible…

like so many thousands

of tiny crystals

poured

into your lap

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devastated

denied

disdained

dissuaded

destitute

detained

disemboweled

deliberately

destroyed

i have sat still stranded numb mute

even as my very lifeblood pours out of

the memories that one cruel cowardly wound

caused these poison pens to distill a mother’s

bitter tears this Pompeii ash of corruption

that settles deeper deeper over my barren womb

every battle has its glory and consequence

a ceaseless paper war has frozen yet another piece

of my wilderness once so lush

this bureaucratic witchhunt of liliaPutin efforts

has turned my life into a ghost town

what would the world do without Christ

to crucify or vampires to slay

my dogs-of-war slip effortlessly

out of their shadows to my side

and i move paper dreadnoughts into place

even as i sew up armours of Mother Mary’s grace

and i howl up great boiling vats of Holy oil

even as i call the mummers out weep

and i mount a white horse

Faithful & True

as we snatch up God’s outstretched swords

of Wrath & Vengeance

i am without oxygen

a gypsy's Technicolour Dreams

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Honeymoon from Hell

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the movie trailer "Escape from San Francisco"

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elevator ride

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paper flyin'

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So that the very roots of your life might take root and grow

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Serenity & Greg, China Basin of San Francisco 1998

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Zoe & my dress

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