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Random Poem:

Ode to Cluelessness
jpmhawk

What you are doing right now, fingers sticky,
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heart rate of a schizophrenic metronome,
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lover of the immediate gratification, giraffe
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in a face full of acacia leaves, you know I love you.
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Does Mozart sound like Tupac to the crow
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with its tedious squawk, the sun only shy
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during these bleak winter months,
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you oblivious to a loving touch, the wispy hair
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of the willow gently tickling the surface
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of the mirror still pond?
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I'll reach in to my crate of jaded emotions
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and find one for you, a frumpy ragdoll
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atop some runaway toy train, oh sweet cluelessness,
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how I love you.  You wake with me every morning
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and choose my socks for the day, dictate
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just the way to pretend, mend my hangover,
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stitch my psyche just so as to make me sturdy enough
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to stand, withstand everyone.  You make me love
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when I shouldn't but hate nothing, hurt myself
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over and over while holding my hand,
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turn my eyes blind to obviousness and paint
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pretty pictures in the darkest pits of despair.
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You are persistent as a shadow, my resilient
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little cactus, storing all you need inside,
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untouchable.
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