Passion for scavengers cease for the sentinel perched on a high limb falls from its colloquy a black sheen sombers such collaud toward vanity as leden eaves fall among children of secrecy. Prey arms of powder & pellet rise in barrel unity your pecanpicking heart falls as a thinshelled drupe from a husk of shade falls as one for sorrow. Redeemer among dark kindred & beadled sky wings of mirth from a wheedle beak & a double heart do caw. Hunger for brokenness laid on tread asphalt & hunger for a simp wed by death to a bright & silver cast a slight shade of blue in an empty antelingual pouch a keel laid low in a sigh of need & silent as a secret never told. Dead tongues of bone will press against a pure heart shute as a banner of blood hangs above this murder beyond all seven branches of shelter. Strange fruit falls among droops of catkin & we shall keep & preserve them so from this generation our branches shall be known by wicked & vile fowl exalted. Morning shall hang as shadows of deaths own shell.
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