Actual Distance to the Sun

The best name for a thing is
what you love about it

When you exhibit control the
world turns over
and looks at you funny

Touch the clasp of your coat,
the whole thing’s still empty

But what rises in the moment
still tends to resemble blood

Clutch a flagrant rifle,
as if there were purity in pain

Once the pieces of the self
are loosed
they can be washed and reassembled

Look at all the diamonds in the sky

Look now, look at the biggest one
it’s like a fire that
squeezes tight

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