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Inuki

sometimes
 1
i pretend you don't exist,
 2
or that you were lost
 3
on an arctic exploration,
 4
not even a pair of binoculars
 5
left behind.
 6
 
 
i put my mind
 7
to other things
 8
like other people
 9
and places remote,
 10
though the industrial,
 11
barren landscape has me
 12
in its clockwork eye.
 13
 
 
i'm getting better,
 14
i don't think of you
 15
every moment,
 16
just
 17
every other moment.
 18
 
 
but
 19
when i do
 20
i only feel
 21
angry
 22
exhausted and
 23
 
 
distance
 24
and time
 25
will gut us
 26
like the plastic
 27
dinosaur skeletons
 28
in the AGO.
 29
 
 
i pull my legless torso
 30
by my arms
 31
back into the decrepit crypt,
 32
i'll leave you to rot
 33
alone on the battlefield.
 34

16 Nov 10


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this is preachy and i don't feel it: i just feel you wanting me to feel it, and then i feel you wanting me to be impressed with the artiness of it, and then with all the pathos in the final strophe.
 — NicMichaels

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