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Rated: ASR · Poetry · Writing · #1387615
This approach to seeking attention to a poet's words seems akin to naturopathic quackery.


Dreams a young lad
once piled in his wagon
painted nostalgic purple
lie abandoned
on the front walk,
before you sir pull,

haul door to door,
to each threshold,
begging the mercies of women
in their aprons,
holding finicky babies,
heaving your literary acumen,

as they open purses
with one steady hand,
prying a little deeper
savor the solemn words
unveil the princely mask
of this poetry weeper.


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