poetry critical

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Random Poem:

inhale
midare

Last night,
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reading from the pages
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of your memories, I
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fell asleep
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with the lights on.
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With limp fingers, I
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had been attempting
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to ink in
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the holes that time
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had eaten through
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your
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remembrances --
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your signature
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your handwriting
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your
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painful
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distances
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and
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your
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glaring white spaces
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between the
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letters
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in the margins,
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where
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I had
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scribbled in
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the stories
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of what had happened
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before the accident,
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where
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you and I
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slowly extracted
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the glistening shards
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of heated words
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from your
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paper-thin
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skin
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and smiled.
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___________
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