poetry critical

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Random Poem:

killed herself
aeturnus

it always starts with a girl.
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calling, crying. aching
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with moments before shutting
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down and fiddling my keys,
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breezing down back streets
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and beating on their apartment
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doors. this one was open,
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though. shotgun in her mouth
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and toe on the trigger, crying.
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cellphone by her left foot on
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the dusty hardwood floor.
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i try to start a quick joke
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and i'm taken back: fuzzy,
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black and white moving stills
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30's silent film style
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of our first date- before
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errors of college and tight
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grips to steering wheels,
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drunken nights of mayhem.
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i remember our first kiss,
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under that tree at her
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father's farm. i told her
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that we'd marry there,
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away from everyone- where
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we could find our love
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was more than the vanity and
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fairy tale everyone said
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it was. that it'd never
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work. but i felt her hand
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touch mine, that day, and kiss
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the ring she made from
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paper and tape- that was
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close enough to love for me.
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even though that was years ago,
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she never changed that
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perfume that i liked
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so much from that day,
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she called that love.
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today, stale room filled
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with low-burning candles,
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i cant smell anything.
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i think she said
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"where have all the cowboys
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gone?" before she
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