siamese death

i know it
kills you
to see me
like this:
dead to you,
dead to me,
and dead to
the world.
and now i
cannot even
begin to tell
you not to
worry. it
is you who
must die
seeing me
like this—
while here

i am
long dead.

[from the book “mantra.X” by titus toledo/ copyright © 1998]

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image: “ich und es” by titus toledo

monster ink, circa 2013 (july 23)

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