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The Non-Dominant Hand of God

by Michael Channing

The Non-Dominant Hand of God from If These Walls Could Hit Back by Michael Channing

i cut myself
to know that i can heal
i tell myself
there has to be a god
i trust myself
not to go too far
don't worry about me
it's a beautiful scar

no one knows and those who do don't care

beneath the sun
the brutal light of day
above the ground
i drag my weary heart
the dark of night
surrounds me like a home
don’t worry about me
i’m happy alone

no one cares and those who would don’t know

So Used to Surrender

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Chokes and Warbles
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Chokes and Warbles, a collection of essays and poems by Michael Channing

November 26, 2021