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    Ode To My Booger

    When I watch
    the fat drops of rain
    hit on the cactus leaf
    facing the bare sky
    and bounce to fall
    from the rough edge
    as if a rejection
    of its stubbornness,
    you
    prod my forefinger,
    its tip and curve,
    a soft automaton
    of skin and bones
    directing the nerve
    towards my nostrils
    for spontaneity
    and long picking.

    When I stare
    at the slow dance
    of the daylight
    on the waxed floor,
    walnut and laminate,
    the window open
    for the usual noise
    of birds and leaves,
    you
    nag without thoughts
    plotting in my head
    that I can do this
    something loose
    in my long waiting
    for the sunset,
    the melon moon,
    and the dead stars.

    When I look
    at the vast blankness
    of the stucco wall,
    rough and off-white,
    as though struggling
    to recall the words
    my lips wish to utter
    between sighing puffs,
    you
    nudge me again
    to collect all your bits,
    soot, and gooey gunk
    I can mold into a ball
    and show in the future
    to friends or anyone
    as my damn six years
    of ****ing solitude.
    "You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same."

    --Jonathan Davis

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    Besides the fact you're a great poet, I'm grateful to read nose picking captured this way. A perfect blend.
    Before sunlight can shine through a window, the blinds must be raised - American Proverb

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    Thank you, Delta.
    "You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same."

    --Jonathan Davis

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