An Eternal Gnashing of Teeth

By tmanzano


It's selfish to taste your morning all at once
knowing you had passed
but that was yesterday when you touched all those babies
when they breathed deep and smelled San Diego

I stared too long at you, into your echoes
your masturbating old age into oxygen bottles
stroking out to door handles you twisted to leave here

When you cinder
I will give you back to Mexico
with all my pulverized bone wrapped in plastic
sealed tight enough for you to gnash your teeth on

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Copyright 2016 tmanzano
Published on Friday, April 1, 2016.     Filed under: "Poetry"

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  • Oddtorrez On Friday, September 28, 2018, Oddtorrez (32)By person wrote:

    This is wonderfully dark and relatable!!! I wish more people were like this!

  • tmanzano On Saturday, April 13, 2019, tmanzano (229)By person wrote:

    If there were too many off us, we would suficate from introspectiveness... only see what is inside. Thank you for the comment.

  • River Lily On Monday, March 21, 2016, River Lily (1162)By person wrote:

    I honestly have never read any of your works..just read 3 and they are genius and brilliantly penned..you have a talent for sure ..your imagery is spot on and engaging. I look forward to reading more and hope you continue to pen..your writes truly are unique and refreshing Scholar

  • tmanzano On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, tmanzano (229)By person wrote:

    Such a pleasure to hear this from a fellow writer. It is really the only thing we have left sometimes.

  • Queazenart On Saturday, March 12, 2016, Queazenart (237)By person wrote:

    Holy shiitake mushrooms this is hard-hitting. It's hard for me to state in plain writing what about this piece moves me so much. The imagery, the language, the context... It feels so mature and well articulated. It's brilliant.

  • tmanzano On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, tmanzano (229)By person wrote:

    Thank you, what a great compliment.

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Friday, March 11, 2016, TropicalSnowstorm (1791)By person wrote:

    Wow, interesting piece. There is rage in this one, but it feels removed, like something observed. Great work! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • tmanzano On Saturday, March 12, 2016, tmanzano (229)By person wrote:

    impressive... a good interpretation.

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