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Buck Downs

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Buck Downs is the author of Tachycardia (Edge Books, 2015), Ladies Love Outlaws (Edge Books, 2006), and Marijuana Soft Drink (Edge Books, 1999), among others. He is a board member of the District of Columbia Arts Center and lives in Washington, D.C.

by this poet

some trust the tarot
                   or the feel
      of a new tattoo

or messages that seem
                  to descend
     to a higher form

             all figures
             all for show

    once love one
    love's master

as when overcoming
          her resistance
     the way she wanted