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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I hope I never forget What it felt like to be up all night When I wasn't still enough for sleep The nausea of insomnia The beauty of a silent world The way I smiled in Boston The first time I heard city noise Excited that this animal of people This creature with one thousand hearts Also cou...
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    You have been a voice That people didn't recognize You have been a handful of words Spilled raindrops Drying on the ground You have been a little less You will be much more...
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    We want people who hold power Woven tightly in their veins Flickering with the flash of their teeth We want leaders And we want whitened teeth We want an army of commanders Little girls must no longer be "bossy" They are "whiskey in a teacup" They are confident and loud...
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    We fight for our same teams We raise our fists for human beings With flames in their eyes We raise our fists against the same We all hold different fire We might burn ourselves We might flicker out Maybe we will win...
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    I hope it's nice where you are All I really want to do Is spend as much time with you as socially acceptable I hope love is something like this...
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    Iron frames preserve the immortality of a soul understood only in Latin and seen flickering through candlelight dancing off an icon’s eyes workers on the outside patch up stone people in the pews look down Why is it that we stare at the ground when we pray? I want to press my palms again...
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    We used to force feed suffragists And what they did may have been wrong Perhaps they never had the right To throw themselves upon a sword And toss a pen out to the crowd But I don't believe in liberty In a place where we are forced alive "Long live death!" They used to screa...
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    I heard on the radio (disembodied voices are my favorite kind) that staring contest are our way of testing the social hierarchy and establishing an alpha male Well, when I walk into a room I tend to avoid eyes but in front of the mirror I know I’m coming out on top I guess it is okay ...
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    You don’t know where you are now but you know where you are from You’re from the friction on a butterfly’s wings You’re from the bottom of an empty black hole You’re from the collision of two runaway trains You’re from stardust, neutrons, ancient life forms and mostly you are from ...
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    I would like to think that between the cliff and ground lies more than footage...
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    distilled into the bottom of a glass this curious case is closed whatever substance it may be that molds itself to love or hate does not change as medium or fuel in unlit charge distilled into a single spark Let no man stand his ground...
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    Life is made of gasps of air And that sounds deep but it's just true As shallow as our frantic breaths My chest's been heaving since the womb So I guess I know the drill Life breaks down before a fist An accident can cause a war Clenched teeth drinking in their claim Of fear and oxyg...
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    Between my old collections and overgrown ideas could I really be much more than a few pockets of air? Many people lay down words; More have laid down lives. But can beauty be diminished in numbers grown too big? Green is my favorite color, and it’s easiest to see because our eyes rem...
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    Tell me, who belongs to more than fuzzy photos and old coffee stains?...
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    Surrender now your bottles Broken only at their lips Resort to sobered monotone To let me know your mouth is shattered, too...
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    Writing is the pair of stilts That will not fit my feet And words are the tightwire I know I’ll never cross But oh, to see above these walls And oh, to cross that void...
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    No man is an island but I guess we're all fragmented Strewn in shards and plastered whitewash over super glue like “I'm doing fine. Nice day.” We don't ask about the bell because we know for whom it tolls They're in obituaries...
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    Am I who I see when I close my eyes Or am I the girl you thought you recognized from the corner of yours I will not pretend to understand the look I give myself But instead must wonder after glares caught in an elevator We hand our kids a uniform for fear of leaving them unclothed Or send...
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    We grow up quite lacking Degrees and scores and thoughts Of schools of thoughts So we try a lot of guessing Games, and lose A lot of dice...
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    I have drunk But I don't drink And I have slept But I can't sleep I'm not traped I'm only bound I search for silence Yearn for sound There's hope in drugs And peace in hate I'm weak in will And scared of fate You said that love Is letting go But with...
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    Can you drown a balloon? Or will it shove it’s way back up and gasp (the air it holds already)...
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    intertwine  like the vine inside your soul  constrictor of a wordless air  protector of a rhythm  the thorns will sting through silence  but roses color red the roar  you harbor in your eyes  revolutionize  your impressionistic flag  concealer of a darker hue  defender of my ec...
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    The look in her eyes walked for miles But shivers do better to run And the ghost from the train took my cabin Or at least, that is what I recall An angel stole flowers from our window box An Eskimo played his guitar I grew up to summit the staircase Before an idea pushed me down Aliens l...
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    She collects his words In a cup of mumbled sound Like watered down wine...
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    She wore spare parts like broken jewels But tried to hide the cracks The air she breathed tasted like ink When sunlight came in waves She was frugal with her dignity And honored for her rags While privately, she hoarded A wealth of false ideas She hung her portrait with no face And kept...

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