poetry critical

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Random Poem:

on learning how to write

in the morning
with cereal balanced
on the end of a spoon, i'll
look over the white lines
and empty spaces
were supposed to
have practiced the curves
and caricatures
of the different letters
of the english language, proper
and inside the dotted line;
however, you
instead drew a flower
in the margins and
made it blossom
into a monstrous vine
that covered the instructions
with leaves and pollen,
leaving the exercise
looking more like a garden
than a preschool crime.
i'll look it over twice
with silver glasses balanced
on the end of my nose, laughing:
"you're a vandal, but
at least you're learning
how to write."

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