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Random Poem:

I ♥ NY
PricklyCooki

A coffee cup-
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my morning companion, white in
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color, composed of ceramic.
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And down the handle on the side, letters read
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I ♥ NY.
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In fact, you see that all over the damn thing- 14 times in all-
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once on that handle,
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twelve times in a pattern which circles the sides
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and once more on the inside of the cup
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placed at the top, for one to read while drinking.
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I pour in black coffee,
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raw as these words.
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I leave it alone to cool;
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it is done when the airy steam is gone.
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Then I pick up my cup,
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                      blow on the firey drug,
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                                                 and sip.
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It feels so good to have somthing against my lips
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in place of your kiss...
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which never really happened, outside of my imagination.
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A wonderful illusion that replays in my head
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while reading the border across the cup.
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NY stands for 'New York',
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New York is where you now live
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cohabitating with opportunities that I will never have
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so many miles south in Hypocrite-Land.
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You hate that place
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and I hate that you hate it.
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But even though I haven't been there, I ♥ NY
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simply because it is where you now live,
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and no matter how far away
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I ♥ U.
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