42 Months rent free

I want 42 months of free rent and world peace.
I want to smell rain on the

lipstick you're wearing
stretched over a world map

of new found ideologies
and a paper mache light show

of women without
clothes or direction.


I was at work and someone offered
to show me a video of a fawn
being mauled by a brown bear.

I declined because all those

colors would stay with me
and corrode from

within day in and day out.
I'd carry with me large sacks
filled with the pain and embers

of everything ever brought to it's knees.
I want to bury them in

heavy mounds of

everlasting world peace
and 42 long and winding

months rent free.


Raymond Strickland

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