poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Hackettstown Hill
william

It was a night
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of smells
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when I showered
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with your towel –
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and you were there,
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clean and wet
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and warm and damp,
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your scent.
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Climbing into bed
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stirred up the air
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like smoke –
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it spiraled toward the window
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and into me
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before pooling back
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around my head.
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I smelled it,
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like the summer,
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like the sound of
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cars on wet gravel,
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like the silhouette of
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a windowpane
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climbing up the wall
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as they roll past –
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your scent:
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like postcards, like foil,
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like Hackettstown Hill.
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