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mr. naked beautiful signal

wake me with a kiss

sieve my blood

touch through guilt wires

tender me

a baby heart

no disguise

i’m plush under your will

a whisky fevered plaything

a shield without protection

pure ache

gorgeous

this by your tongue

i taste like chivalry in drag

night come now

to break me in

the sweat of mingled senses

remind me to shake off the glow

tomorrow

to trust

to save

to be

always with your light

a wicked pretty dementia

i’m so real this way

shed of my terrible skin

just shy of your heart.

 

(C)2/18/98

10:45 pm

Christopher 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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