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Prose or Poetry?
dvdsxr

I've been climbing
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three decades,
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the stone roots,
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withered.
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the real world is a dopamine bitch,
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incarcerated by heaven's military gates-
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manned towers with gatling spotlights
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for celebrities and the infamous,
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who carve life's stories into the trees
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lining the road to hell's picket fence
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and infinite parking lot.
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it isn't enough to dream
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or romance the past
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when the ones in charge
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raise the ceiling
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from their stratosphere ballrooms.
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27 Jan 18

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it's prose because it's a collection of sentences to direct the reader to a single conclusion: the author is writing, therefore, the author is real.

a poem would be the author as spotlight feeling the heat of his own elements and reacting to what he lit up. that would be a personal writing, and it would come out as music because everything the author saw as he wrote it would be in the same melody.
 — cadmium

thanks for the thoughts, mike. it's more helpful than i'm putting into words
 — dvdsxr

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