Ian Ayres

Ian Ayres Poems

1. Word Painting (For Yoko Ono) 4/4/2006
2. We Are The Dead 11/30/2015
3. The Sparkle Of Extinct Stars 1/20/2016
4. Saint Pariah 7/15/2016
5. The Alarm Is Set 4/23/2005
6. The Masseuse's Son 4/23/2005

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The Sparkle Of Extinct Stars

Dying TV sucks stars into a deep green void
& I'm reflected there, on my knees for nothing
nothing but this audience in my head
these front-row critics telling me I don't matter
this gun to my left temple
cocked, with tense black finger ready to squeeze
the trigger, the trigger
& my brains will explode out my skull
grayish-orange on graffiti wall
as I stare into dilated, cracked eyes
bugging out of his wet, street-stricken face
sweating poison, hate & fear
telling me white boy ain't got no business
in a black junkies' ghetto
cold barrel ...

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