poetry critical

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Random Poem:

did someone leave the beer out in the rain?
maruskina

did someone leave the beer out in the rain?
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it tastes so watered down that when I stumble
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down the stairs I can't believe I drank a thing
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turn that music up because we can't hear it in the bathroom
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we're having some late night conversation with our
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heads against the mirror and our knees on the rim of
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the bathtub; it's raining outside but let's go buy
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some more cigarettes for everyone to smoke in a second
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and drop, half-smoked, into their plastic cups
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this started out as a poem about boredom and monotony
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but getting drunk so fits the season that the disgust
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has left me completely. let's drive out to the college and
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sit next to the lake tossing in bottles
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maybe someday this winter the lip will get stuck
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just above the ice and everyone will kill themselves
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trying to get a drink and suck down a rare reminder
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of the summer, when they didn't worry about anything
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that they were too drunk to remember
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every message I leave on an answering machine receives
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an answer, you're spoiling me with your attention, you're
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lavishing me with your boredom and free time
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let's lie around talking about pointless, tiny things
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and sneak into my neighbor's backyard to go swimming
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you matter so much to me even if we only talk about
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what we're reading and our part time jobs
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soon everything will shrink and we'll be left
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gasping for breath and struggling to find
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such precious time to waste.
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