innocents in no sense.

   of apple eyes
liquid sunshine
      a smile
         teeth white
raised in denial
all we know
         is sand
      and salt
all our efforts
are for applause
   a life of sports
   & playing stocks
who can tell
  the difference
between death and
   a lightbulb?

look, the sun's
      come up
   and i think
      it's ours

dec 12 2002

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