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To an Acquaintance

July 27, 2019
By KingOfTheRats PLATINUM, Kirkwood, Missouri
KingOfTheRats PLATINUM, Kirkwood, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"The theater is an empty box, and it is our task to fill it with fury and ecstasy, and with revolution."

To you, the soul for whom this ode is penned,

I like you not too near, and not too far,

You are no stranger, yet you're not a friend,

I hope you stay exactly where you are.


You're honest (well, unless I'm that naive),

You seem to be polite, and kind, and smart,

But well I know appearances deceive,

So best to keep you held a ways apart.


I've never noticed one obnoxious trait,

And yet, I fear I've never looked too close,

To know you well would surely end in hate,

I'll only stand you in a tiny dose.


So, though my cold veneer may seem unjust,

I've no disdain. I simply lack the trust.

The author's comments:

Don't you hate it when someone seems really cool, from a distance? You've got nowhere to go but down!

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