Danny Casteen

Rookie (11/11/1961 / Newport, RI)

Better Lies

If I were a writer, I would learn to tell better lies,
Fictions of self-sacrifice, undying love, body and blood

Condensed and dripped in ink-blue dreams from this pen,
Not the mean and muddy runnels of diffuse dissipated visions

But lucid prattling brooks, twin entendre streams,
Surface tension splashing, slipping, spilling over commas like mossy boulders,

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