poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Ben
meth_angel

inhale the smoke
 1
exhale the guilt
 2
I am reduced
 3
to a box full of ashes
 4
and scattered upon the sea
 5
 
 
"I will come back for you" he cried
 6
as the wind lifted his wings
 7
and he flew away from me,
 8
a creature of loss.
 9
 
 
I saw you in a field of grass
 10
caressing your hips
 11
as you stood near the trees
 12
the ocean whispering in your ear,
 13
unsure of where you belong.
 14
Dipping your toes into the bruise-colored tide
 15
planting your feet in the sand
 16
to feel like a part of this earth
 17
you so long to leave behind.
 18
 
 
"I envy the birds" you whispered,
 19
in the silence of the night, your night.
 20
Your eyes are fire, and your hair, the wind
 21
that lifts the hem of your pale yellow skirt
 22
and places it gently again on your ankles,
 23
to remind you that something in you is still worthy of love,
 24
and something out there still loves you.
 25
 
 
You return to the ocean
 26
to be battered by the waves,
 27
the familiar pain and the mothering embrace
 28
of that salty blanket you enfold yourself in
 29
and float away.
 30
 
 
And you say "when I have died,
 31
let them see how I had lived."
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