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in the middle of you're done
AlchemiA

stop
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put down your pencil!
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five words can say a lot; only is a noun.
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I'm not thinking about any
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of those first times, come
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what may, it cannot be
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to a doubter, you say
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something, anything about life
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letter-pressed in impermanent ink
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it says a lot, the
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remains of another fateful day:
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the elegy meant something then,
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expressed in a minor way,
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the pain of being cut-off
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chronic habitual meaning evades it,
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our inner automan in redolence
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a reader to ripple-effect
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focusing on spots of time, s p o t s ...
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these spots are evasive everywhere,
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dissolving before and especially after
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1 Nov 13

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