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Sampson Starkweather

the trick is to transcend
your to-do list
it’s not uncommon to forget
we exist
who couldn’t use some more
la la las in their life
there are things
you just can’t say
I live my life
to what degree
are we citizens
of the argument
whether everything
suddenly wants
to live or love or does it
matter an ongoing battle
between belief
and these California wildfires
like a poem
writing itself
genius is just a feeling
of being very uncertain
take the time
I hid in the tomb
when the museum was under construction
everything more beautiful
out of context
my religion is searching
for a real moment
of text
which will blow away
I know this wind
from somewhere it came
I almost said

Sampson Starkweather

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