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Sometimes
the greatest talent
is just putting one foot
in front of the other.
How do you tell
a child
her father
gave up
eating a bullet.
Or his mother
a bottle of pills
closed her eyes?

I swam laps
in oceans of vodka
backflips into cheap wine
I despaired in my world
where…

Love and hate…
can they peacefully co-exist?
Hate is cancer
that eats away at your everything.
Stealing from you.
Love is growth
finding connections for you:
you and others;
you and the world;
you and the universe.
Regenerating you.
How do…

Matthew Spira

Matthew Spira

Just a middle-aged dude doing middle-aged things. Poetry repository: matthewspira.org. 1st collection, The End of the Rainbow, on sale: http://amzn.to/32Kkt3d