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dug a well
thought I would sell
water in buckets
to thirsty people
from my hand crafted
deep and round and
dark and sound
and cold and wet well

and when I found the
rock at the bottom and saw
the dirt floating up
above my hair
shoving a spade until
the spade bent and no ground gave
then I realized
I may have dug to bedrock

so I cut my losses
being my own boss
I ordered my tired legs to sell
the water I had dug
only to find
when I returned
water had gone out of style
thrown aside for coca cola
but luckily
dirt has become all the rage back home

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HereSheIsThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 12 at 6:01 pm
Woah. So beautiful and deep—you're an amazing poet :)
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