Repositioning My Eyes to Face Inward MAG

February 19, 2013
By zeroism BRONZE, West Hartford, Connecticut
zeroism BRONZE, West Hartford, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"O Victory, forget your underwear, we're free!"
- Allen Ginsberg in his epic masterpiece "Howl"


I wear my heart on the brim of my cap.
I consider Pluto a planet.
I age backwards.
My name is mud;

don't wear it out.

This is quite serious.
I can hear your thoughts.
I didn't do it, officer, I swear.
I am the reincarnation of Allen Ginsberg;

“Everybody's serious but me.”

My pants are on fire.
I like Burroughs, but I can't say much for him.
Bears don't scare me;

I'm no different.
Maybe someday I'll be a firefighter.

This place is going to the dogs.
It's a free country.
I still believe in Santa Claus.
I'm scared my dog doesn't love me.

This is not a self-portrait.
I'm talking to myself.


The author's comments:
Here's a poem about me. But as I said in the last line, this is really not a self portrait. It's more of a connect-the-dots game. I've given you a few dots, and there's plenty of ways to connect them. After all, connecting dots to form a perception is really what most human relationships are.
Hope you enjoy!

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on May. 29 2016 at 10:23 am
ambivalent GOLD, West Bend, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. the worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. [sylvia plath]

This poem makes me very happy

on Mar. 3 2013 at 9:55 pm
nocontrol BRONZE, West Hartford, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you, Hazel Grace." - John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

I love the complex simplicity of this. Rad poem, well done! 


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