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Ten Second Song: Poems Inspired by Genesis

Jen Selinsky

Copyright © 2016 by Jen Selinsky

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ISBN 9781370461172



*This book is dedicated to Fred Rivera—a great musician and strong man, whom I am proud to call my friend!


Women from

A dream—

A complete

Profile for

What she

Has appeared

For you to be.

It has nothing

To do with

The fact

That I have

Reached my

Outer limits

For survival

In the most

Solid form.

4/19/14



Why

Does

It

Have

To

Be

More

Complicated

With

You

Hanging

Around

And

Fighting

Ways

Forward

To

New

Direction?

4/19/14



I have

Finished

That before

There was

Even a

Chance

To destroy

What idle

Minds wish

To take,

If they

Only weren’t

So lazy!

4/19/14



Perfect female

Form; it means

That you

Can cry at

Seeing her

Sumptuous curves.

Nude, as if

Emerging from

The water,

Like a

Botticelli painting,

More surreal

Than any

Kind of

Dream.

4/19/14



make it fast

the kind of

loving which

can come at

a moment’s

hesitation

4/19/14



I have no

Room to say

To you any

Words which

Do not mean

Comfort, but

I know we have

Been over all

This before.

Please stay

With me; you’ve

Nowhere else

To go!

4/19/14



It cannot

Come to be

That you

Removed

Yourself on

Purpose.

All has

Come to

Mean

Something, but

You are

Not here

For me to

Inquire

About what

Went through

Your mind

When you


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