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rainy day.

you are the rain incurable

the sudden deplored eye socket

lost bon voyage incision

lengths of liquid exhaustion

savored in a glassy fogged low ball

lips ugly from satisfaction

smacks of cinch and ache

the melting blowtorch augment

light up circus flagrance

those hands blend in rain

careful salty crush of ice blinks

tick tock walk on wet concrete

buried boredom beats the film

pretty puncture of pensive

milky pockets to suffocate

pills of purification sickening

undone in my foreign legs

cut the tree down to the ground

folding companion breached

you are the pour in rain.

(C)2011 Christopher E. Vaughn

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About Christopher Vaughn

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1971 and moved all over the world as a military brat, my first venture into writing occurred in my heart early in childhood when I became obsessed with science fiction books by Jules Verne, Dan O Bannen, Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury. It was early elementary school when I discovered Robert Frost and his pen struck me. I was wanting to be in the worlds he painted. After several honors English classes and more obsessive reading of Madeleine L'Engle and Stephen King, I knew writing was a calling. In the 80's I was also enamored with electronic bands Depeche Mode and Front 242 and seminal bands like Skinny Puppy and Click Click which influenced my writing as well. In the 90's I was transformed when I discovered Clive Barker, he was the total package. Artist, Painter, Sculptor, Writer, Poet, Director...I became a survivalist writer. A term I coined by the nature of writing through feeling...letting go of the negative and hurt. Which if you are a poet, is what you do. It's not all just about creative churning. It's letting out what you feel inside of you. I continue to write poetry, short stories and lyrics to survive...

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