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Random Poem:

Mars
sylvia

the nights I mostly miss you
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I wish that I had kissed you
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longer,
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the last time--
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gray clouds sucking on the
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forlorn skies, black as tar
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or sticky flies, lies
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hang like stars;
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I reside here on the over
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pass,
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stumbling over broken glass.
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I retrieve Mars
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with my eyes
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the stars I hung are lies
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that decorate the skies.
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I hear a distorted ticking,
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a spiraling motion--
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time, melting, I thought we'd
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figured out.
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with every lie I tell
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I hang another star and for
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each one that I repent for
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I hang another in its place.
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For every Hell I find
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I make ten more
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and each one I can conquer,
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twenty more.
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The darkness that I speak of
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is only an image.
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I can never reach it,
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never convey how I truly feel to you.
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these words are just a blanket
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beneath them I feel close to you.
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sticky,
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fumbling--
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adverse in closure
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for most anything I write;
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sour wine;
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and sweet blackberry blood
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in my veins.
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i am a minx and a
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hedge witch, all the same.
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I am, forever
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draped in green
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in your dreams. Steel knives
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stab the bend of my arm,
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a luscious exposure
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a rushed epiphany
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a warm embrace of yellow
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and when I show you the other
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side of my love,
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you close shut.
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the yard crows cry in sorrow for
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us, I congregate them
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with my kisses.
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