poetry critical

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Random Poem:

on my return (re-make)
mejustme

Half their faces twist in pitiful mimics
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faking pain
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for my absence and sickness.
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The other half don’t even bother;
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ignoring causes
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no alteration.
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I wonder whether which one is less
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repulsive; they have both
 8
let me down.
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Still I never expected more from them;
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this doesn’t move me,
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it provokes me:
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like a smell
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I can’t reject,
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like a wound
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I cannot heal
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they came along, faking
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in hypocrisy’s bloom,
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and I stood still,
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half scared, half ill.
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