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Jim Behrle – 5 Sonnets

Jim Behrle
5 Sonnets

50.

we wish for wicked things
           at the end of tonite


feelin down, dirty, and
           fearing Jesus’ wrath


watch for the entrance
           of love, at its

       scariest, beware
its venomous chompers



51.

and across the firmament

        my one way out

hangs,



                         *



             just like that



52.

eureka!

             when we invented
             the angels

             we forgot ourselves


throw me your halo
         and spats

         let’s step out
and never look back



53.

remind me later
            of the edge



            clone me
            1000 times


            and give me
            1000 more of you

on reentry: dead air, slow motion



54.

c’mon—
          snow with us

       change yourself into
       a twisting ave.
       or a door leaning
       in a lonely alleyway


yr. wings are tall and red

draw back your bow, etc.

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