poetry critical

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Random Poem:

i almost bought doritos but triscuits were on sale
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rivers don't know me (i wish)
 1
not like the kitchen sink
 2
the birds in the roof are antsy again–
 3
when i open the door
 4
they frantically flap their wings
 5
going in all directions, so i yell
 6
"that's not south!"
 7
and the cat next door slowly walks towards me
 8
as if she is saying
 9
"hey there, can you give me attention
 10
just for the next minute or two, then i won't
 11
feel like wrapping myself around your legs
 12
anymore, getting hair all over your ankles
 13
so your dog can go crazy when she smells
 14
me on you"
 15
 
 
i still haven't left to get a smog check;
 16
there are always too many men,
 17
as if they volunteer to do it
 18
while their wives are probably making
 19
chicken pot pie at home, singing
 20
some upbeat song they have playing on pandora-
 21
the station set to "taylor swift"
 22
because they want to feel young again–
 23
imagine the boys in those lyrics are theirs.
 24
licking their fingers, enjoying life
 25
the way they have it.
 26
 
 
i still haven't washed that stain
 27
out of that one shirt,
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i'm sure it's suppose to stay there.
 29
to remind me who i am and what i do–
 30
to remind me that
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i still haven't made peace with your words.
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