poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Ruling a Fist Fight

Last night I got into a fist fight.
It had been thirteen years coming,
still I remembered my moves and rules.
Girls do not fight fair.
It is that simple.
Strangley, I felt removed from it, like floating above
talking to you...
the area of mind requiring           ventilation.
You told me to kill her.
I almost did,
not pulling my wild foot back from her swollen cheek,
I kicked and crushed mercilessly.
Finally I stopped and cried.
She was just a victim to me, though the instigator of the entire charade.
When I went home I wanted to call you
to tell of my unusual birthday.
I am an uninvited caller,
so I slammed the phone against the tile around my tub, cursing rules of attraction.
Instead I smoked and ate pizza
watching an excerpt from Swan Lake...the Black Swan ballet.
How eerily appropriate.

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