other lives



other lives

other people
have lives that come at them

like a knife attack
in the dark

other people
have lives that chase them 

across
continents   where

there is the
stark truth of no escape

still others
live with the ghosts of the dead

being kicked
around in their heads

there are other
people who have a life

that is like gripping
the blade of the knife

clinging to the
undercarriage of the world

unfurled

 

and there are
others who on a Saturday evening

standing before
the mirror having checked their hair

pat their
pockets   money   keys  
cigarettes   knife

 

imagine the view

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