poetry critical

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Random Poem:

to the beautiful woman i said hello to at the coffee shop that morning
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i leapt over rationalization's reasoning
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and crawled through the thorns of acquatinances
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bumping past accessorizing businessmen with bluetooth earpieces,
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shoulders brushing those of women with meticulous mascara.
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when i breathlessly reached the subway
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i used my hands as plastic shovels in sandy pockets
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but my two dollar prize to ride this path to you
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was nowhere to be found,
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so i traded a homeless gentleman my socks
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for a minute with his guitar
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and i strummed a love song i wrote to nobody, originally,
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but maybe wrote for you, now
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and collected quick tips to catch the ride to Heaven
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but it subbed way down the tracks before i could finish thanking my gruffed helper
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and he didn't mind--he just exclaimed
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RUN!
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so i did, while checking my watch with embered intensity.
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you'd be gone soon.
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the subway didn't stop
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so i tried to remember your smile
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and in doing so i floated
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all the way to the real thing;
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into the coffee shop you were at,
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just like when i first saw you two days ago, same time.
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and, no socks, sweating, cuffs uncuffed
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i told you i liked your hair.
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but what i really meant
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was i liked how you were worth every piece of that moment.
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