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Random Poem:

An Opiate Placebo

Did you see me standing there?
Little more than a figment of your day
The end of my caucus in fashionable portrayal
My pleading barely guarded from my soul mate’s ears.
Oh, melancholy hour.
When I thought to give petition for a chance at a kiss
We were separated by the subject of an hour.
Mine, in present yearning for that boyish smile.
Yours, hereafter I should wonder what you were thinking of.
These days do not complete me, seated in another room
The paper rushes whirl in periodic glee
Like so many tiny romances writ in note form
That you would never read, and my want would never leave.
Walk with me, though I should falter.
Can you see with feinted eyes-
My love-tossed contemplations?
Or, do you keep...another, as I fear
That I should really cry for loss.
My theory will keep me in an iron maiden
Whose barbs sever not my nerves and cords;
but press with rubber softness ‘til I should leave you--
Stumble out through chamber door, until I quote thee, ‘Nevermore.’
What should your silent lover think but this?
A lancet in a Valentine balloon.
You saw her standing there.

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