Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

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Lighting a cigarette burns off tension. Inhaling, Exhaling, like prayer it relaxes anonymous Fears, confrontation Dissipates. Fifty cents, leave me alone fifty cents is nothing To calm the angst of living. Blunted emotions are repressed, even hidden. Another drag, the agony of withdrawal Is delayed. Two quarters and okay, a bit more For one smoke, seems a cheap trip to Escape. Hey back off, I’m not bothering you. I have […]

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Ready or Not

I thought I was ready, bread rising above The bowl ready, Like Christmas-for-a-five-year-old ready. Like I’m too young to be a widow ready.   I didn’t know cell phones and secrets And laptops and lying, or Couldn’t imagine hunter and prey. Stop right here. Just picture my Innocence.   I wrote my description and then I got mail. I was fresh paint, not yet dry. He said I was […]

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