25 Love Poems for the NSA

25 Love Poems for the NSA

by Iain S. Thomas, pleasefindthis

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ISBN-13: 9781771680080
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 25
File size: 359 KB

About the Author

Iain S. Thomas is a new media artist and author. As an author, his most famous work is I Wrote This For You, which he writes under the pseudonym 'pleasefindthis' - a blog then book that's been on poetry bestseller lists since its launch in December 2011. He regularly writes for The Huffington Post on poetry, creativity and life. He currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

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25 Love Poems for the NSA

By Iain S. Thomas

Central Avenue Marketing Ltd.

Copyright © 2013 Iain S. Thomas
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-77168-008-0


    There's something intensely romantic
    In the notion that if you ever feel alone and toxic
    You can just pick up the phone
    And start to talk
    And someone will always be listening

    Somewhere in a blizzard
    The dirty bomb went off in your soul
    Letting you know
    That the fundamentalism of your love
    Was the chemical fire
    In my blood

    Extreme weather was always your heroin
    I never knew how I could make you feel more than the riot outside
    In your foot and mouth and hand and fingers and throat and elbow
    Your looting of this place where we once lived
    Is an infection waiting to kill me

    Once I was decapitated
    A black out in an avalanche
    I went from human
    To animal
    Please turn me back

    I tried to cancel this bridge to nowhere
    Brute-forcing the drugs out of my system
    The gunfight didn't help make things any better
    I can't stop it
    Your love is an epidemic
    And I am a powerless populace

    There's no help for the hostage
    In your kiss

    Somewhere across the interstate
    Exposure to the drug trade of emotions
    And the tsunami and typhoon of feelings
    Has made us all cops and robbers
    Of what we keep in the cavities
    In our chests

    There's an emergency in the ice
    The cartel has what they need now
    The crest of the grid is falling
    We're in a state of emergency
    Because we're lighting fires
    All the way home

    Your nerve endings
    I know their plot
    To attack
    My never endings
    Until we fall asleep
    In each other's arms

    Your love is weapons grade
    This isn't resistance
    It's a suicide attack


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