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(c) E.P. Robles 2012

mirror mimic me
show me shadow
perfection glass
give me lies…

mind me mirror
speak easy
flowers —
mist of perfume

tonight is sin
tomorrow beg
grace above —
who forgives

time burns
my flesh young
plans in plans
i trick you…

twisting fate
upon my finger
command you —
with my power

tonight I dance
sing and kiss
tomorrow wake
put on my face

:: 02-06-2014 ::


FOUGHT in the trenches of France
the screams belied the deeds
Instead of ‘for country!’
more said for love of mother

The trench reeked of gas
but the tents smelled of smoke
if you had’em you smoked’em
boots rotted and socks to hell

The voyage to paradise made
— Lady Liberty with her staff
as stiff as any military man
the diesel smoke choked many

Prohibition ran into my roads
From Chicago to musty Atlanta
bullets, broads, booze and brute
there I met my fate in rain-lead

Say nothing to the solider
speak low my ghost-friend
you were there too – I know
even though you don’t remember