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A Study in the Salinity of Tears
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Pushed, pulled, the ducts overflown burst as an unshored dam.
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Now one can chart the course of a tear,
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More to flesh, scoring a demarcation along one cheek,
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Perhaps an invitation for the sake of balance to the other,
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They course down the facial wadi, a veritable flood zone in a desert
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Ingeniously flood-gated by valves to the heart,
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Perhaps the unmeasurable soul spitting out precious fluids,  precursors of alchemy…
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Fluids never spilt, never wasted.
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Hold Off –so much for prophylactic documentation,
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A full accounting, self analysis,
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A sunlit back-lit droplet, so precious a gem sight,
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Or rainy-day suffusion tinting all life’s surfaces.
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How can I measure your tears –like so many downed pints at the corner pub,
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A dunking dispensary of purification processes
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Outing private ducts trying to scriven out a bare
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existence.
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Refracturization, drams, what have you, avoirdupois?
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FinallyI cannot measure your tears,
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I can only feel their plash on my skin to make the connection...
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So life’s tears do weary one.
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I can only begin tell you what or why you shed.    
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                                     Robert LaGamba, June 2015
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Thanks for the prescient comments.  I've begun to make the suggested change.
RL

24 Jun 15

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I think a last line of "I cannot tell you what you shed" is a smoother out. Some really wonderful phrases and ideas here, but overall, the theme lacks for me.
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This seems more a scientific list than a poem.  It doesn't move me at all, only that little line at the bottom, under your name.

There is no emotion, nothing to show us why tears were necessary.
 — Isabelle5

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