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The Ivy Now

And Then

The Ivy Now

Am I not allowed to kill the ivy behind my home?

Am I to be mistook for someone without the


to free myself from a

beast so constrictive?

In truth

I only remember the land that used to be


from the

ivy we ran


into the sullen depths of



acres that sleep under blankets of

nightmarish ivy now.


choking memory.


the leaves and run.


into poison poison


The ivy behind my home has left me hollow.

it fills the yard but leaves me bare.

It’s all gone from my eyes

but my mind can see it

in all mental absence it

is blinding

it is going now

lesser and lesser now

It’s all cemented now

Memory has died now.

Stomped by the footprint of the ivy


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