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The GentlemanHis name is Julian Lapis.
Mr. Lapis is a gentleman scholar, and you are as likely to see him pouring over dusty old tomes in an archive somewhere, or sipping sherry in a library, as here at a gala like this one.
He's a striking figure, isn't he, standing there in a charcoal grey frock coat, cane in hand. The height of fashion, the picture of elegance. He seems so at ease as he moves about the room. Charming, with a gracious manner and a wry wit, the other men find him clever, and the ladies find him delightful.
No, he is still a bachelor, despite several mothers throwing their daughters at him for his title and his fortune. He won't let anyone get that close.
Why? Look at him as he draws closer, catch his eye. You see, don't you? The flash of darkness, the flinch of pain. Julian is a man who has seen things, who has experienced things no human should ever suffer through. Once you open those gates in your mind, it takes all your will to keep them closed.
Pray. Pray that he ha
dead dog julyI.
the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.
it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.
there might be heavy rain today,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.
the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.
o, quickly, love,
press your back against the wall in fear
as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.
come with me
to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.
o quickly, love,
let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.
i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—
AndromedaAmongst the darkened skies
Brightened by only starlight
Field & Sea.
Gravity is only an afterthought
Hilltops become ladders into the sky while
Inferior planets stare down upon the Earth
Jealous of such simplicity yet contemplating grandeur.
Keppler only thought of science
Linear, elliptical, movement…
Mythology had no such thoughts
Neptune & Nebulas both inhabit space
Orbiting across the lonely darkness
Probably never worried about mundane things
Questioning their existence
Right now or for all eternity such as us.
Shooting stars make us joyful while
Terminator is an otherworldly spectacle
Unknown to all those hidden in their houses
Various stars await us outside
Waiting to play like we did before
Xenagogue & inviting
Youthful but ancient curiosities.
Zenith induced euphoria continues until daylight…
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