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  • He blew a fuse

    five years long

    and he shot

    three cops

    one in Corona

    who survived

    and two

    in Riverside --

    one lived

    one died --

    but also

    a basketball coach


    and what I believed to be his daughter

    till a second report

    said it was her fiance

    leaving me to wonder

    who's bomb

    was fused to me?

    who's me

    was fused to bomb?

    or more daunting --

    what jokes

    or ambitions

    of acclaim

    might have left you

    in clandestine


    to kill me?

    as you

    draw a line

    so that you may

    put me

    on the other side

    as if my

    dark moral compass

    guided sinners astray

    leaving no choice



    my spirit

    the fuel

    of tabernacles

    emitting light

    upon the unwavering

    the righteous

    the ex --

    anything --

    the ex-anything sick

    of this sickness

    oft confused

    for freedom.
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