Derrick Puente

Rookie - 2 Points (10/15/1981 / Austin, Texas)

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The Bell Jar

Distortion descends in this fatal haven
Palpable as an irreverent dream
Wisdom supreme, electric it seems
Go on then, I shall quote the raven

The dykes broke and the darkness seized
Like a lover who knows to descend
When ungovernable truth, deadens the roots
Masking itself artlessly

Lady Lazarus sleeps in a landscape of snow
Bland and stopped as a dead baby sleeping
Ariel's plea, under the mirror-like sea
Lies behind the stores of the past

The vulnerable are always with us,
In their acres of misgivings and doubts
Partial to rain, the ...

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