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J. James Martinez

PO# 632752
United States
United States
Poet/Writer - Los Angeles/Portland | A heart on my sleeve kind of guy. Please I hope you enjoy my writings and would love to hear from the community.
March 22, 2018
 

COME HOME

I find myself - thru matchstick maze - staring at the gray. Wet walk soon. Sad sack and sorrow filled - like God's tear ducts - selfishly selfless - I miss her and she doesn't know it. I miss her wide hips and chalky, hard to enjoy sense of humor - groucho she isn't. I throw myself on the ground like toddlers - like grenades - like swatted flies - Come home to me and I can boil water and we can have tea and a fight or fuck - I love you so much - gentle, I still learn and know and find the wrinkles of your skin i adore - Come home to me and I will build you a fire reminiscent of the log cabin heart in my ribs burnt down to snowy Montana soil.

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March 21, 2018
 

Forgotten like 1956

You walked away - Like a child from the crossing guard. Like a stray cat from my handful of kibble. Like a thunder bat back into the dugout -  from the plate, from the ace after striking out.
You saw only what was before your fluttering eyelids, never remembering the dreams you shared with me and the words I laid out like ceremonial stones for you. "I love you" - fell in between the cushions and planks and beige of bought in bulk couch.
My children deserve a role model - mommy models calloused hands and collects pencil nubs - I work selling candles and elevating pretty women's heartbeat. I pay for books written by pipe smoking, mustachioed windbags so you can have black a...

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March 18, 2018
 

GOODWILL

Thrift store sweatshirt filled with thrift store bones.
Donation box love
Faded color
Grass stains and worn out knees
I'm reduced to being a knick knack
On the shelf
A kitsch cookie jar with no origin

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March 13, 2018
 

NOSTALGIA

Everyday
I get nostalgic &
Break my own heart
Thinking
Of the women I have
Loved

- JJM

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March 13, 2018
 

Her eyes light
The shadows I sleep in
Like a
Halo over my head
Keeping nightmares at bay

-JJM

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March 13, 2018
 

The trees outside
My window sway
With a carelessness that I
Envy

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March 13, 2018
 

Her indifference
Is detrimental to my
Sanity

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March 13, 2018
 

I'm no fisherman
Nor hunter

No scholar
Nor sage

I am no man but a shadow
A room of little light

I am not a road but a wilderness
A forest of hungry things

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