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A World of its Own by Patrick Vierthaler

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Sennyu-ji 泉涌寺 by Patrick Vierthaler

I asked the soaked cobblestones
if I should dip my heart in tar
to no longer offend,
and
sting the eyes
of
the queen.

                             Only the rain.

Nothing to wash away on these
empty –
                   streets.

The blood of the coveted blurs my vision.

I carry her spirit to pastures green.

- M.A. Tempels © 2016