Marc Mannheimer

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I am a mental health worker,43, from an upper-middle-class, Republican family. Not the makings of much creatively. But my main weakness is my main strength - I've been mentally ill for twenty years, and I've seen the black sludge at the bottom of the Gutbucket Pond in winter, so there's a little creative fodder there. Still, I generally like to write things that might give the reader a little ... more »

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my hands

all over these words,

fumbling with them

like a 16-year-old boy,

a first-time lover,

stumbles across

dream terrain

with his hands

and his misplaced kisses.

it takes an almost absent lover

to make this body,

this page


forget your noise,

your exploitation of inside,

sift through the rough diamonds

of your mind,

and piece together

a flowing necklace

for Her.

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