poetry critical

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Random Poem:

on learning how to write
midare

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