dear diary,
night after night spent in a whirlwind
my precious ebony,
welcome to the opium den

hail the chelsea girls - the wandering souls that
sustain on nothing but the idea of being seen
the wandering souls that cannot bear the thought of anyone watching,
welcome to spotlight city, darkened stand the sea
breaking waves of plastic faces.

and welcome to the altar
to which we all turn to break free of deadly sins – buried deep within clouds
of peroxide blonde hair, twirling in the midst of the shallow,
moonlit runs through winding tunnels
chinese silk and spiked stilettos,
sweet liquor and cheap cigars.

for frankincense and myrrh - the pigeons on my window sill
for the dusty milk of my poppy and the truth of smokey skies,
embracing every cavity, a vase of dried patchoulis
an ode to our dead flower jubilee.

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