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"I'm Bored Out of my Skull"
IamDave

Really, I can't think of anything else to say.
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A new scratch is added to the record
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Every time I talk to you,
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Making for quite a few redundancies.
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We all know I'm not really bored,
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But you might be.
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As I meet you in this hall,
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I start noticing the near-microscopic dents
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Of the darkened white brick walls
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As one by one, the unused of the fifteen seconds
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Line up and dive off the Brooklyn bridge
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Like synchronized swimmers beginning their routine.
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Everyone says I should be myself.
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If I carried around an IV pole
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With a constant drip of liquid "be yourself"
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(an inorganic blue chemical that resembles
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windshield washer fluid)
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In a foggy plastic sac the size of my head
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--then and only then I wouldn't try to impress you.
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Then and only then I wouldn't poorly attempt
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To cut facets into every last dull rock of my sentences
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With a maddening high-pitched diamond saw
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To fill hundreds of tiny velvet boxes for you.
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Can I have a do-over?
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The canvas isn't blank; I threw up on it.
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21 Jan 07


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