poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Separately Standing Witness To Myself (or) As He Ate His Soup

“Pretentious little poet
wearing all black in the corner
as if to observe me like I were a fish in a bowl;
yeah, keep looking over in my direction
I might do a trick.  
Why do you unconsciously
seek to disrupt my day?  You
pat yourself on the back
for your heightened sense of awareness
but are you aware
of how forced your awareness is?
Don’t worry.  You’re lucky.
I won’t approach you,
not even through a knowing glance,
as a means of showing you
your reflection in the societal mirror.
Unlike some people I could mention
I have no desire to disrupt you,”
the pretentious little poet to himself
wearing all black in the corner
as he ate his Ukrainian Borsch soup
watching all the people living for today.

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