Pockets Full of Paradoxes

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“Paradox….is the smile of truth” ~Alicia Ostriker

Pocket Full of Paradoxes

It lives life hidden in a child’s giggling head
with a pocket full of paradoxes 
seemingly familiar 
yet as invisible as any individual
It will begin
to sting the second 
poison becomes its face

This showing bleeds our essence with a vast
stranger kind of strength which is almost
a set of wrinkling eyeballs
This busy buzzing hum is the cyclic
superstition of life
The vestige reminds chattering
to a hermit-laced poem in his 
trombone flavored ears

It is pseudo love
the mirror varnished 
with Christ’s barefeet
This is where all
the secrets happen

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