poetry critical

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Random Poem:

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

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