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Dan Schmecker is a 23-year-old computer tech who lives in Shelton, Connecticut.

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by Dan Schmecker

    One touch, one eye, one hand clapping
    Racing to be the first sun.
    A big apple pie in the sky, that tastes
    Like falling down concrete stairs
    Or God's closed fist.

    Your tools burn my comfort at night
    When the trees eclipse the stars
    With shadows of the cold war
    And rumors of a fallen winter.

    The conforming force that shaped my cradle
    My face is fused to the sound of your laughing
    Letting smoke-filled rooms rule me
    With the new religion of the sub-atomic
    The vibrating nothings that bind us still.