poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Sublime
liqsunshine

We end our days with some form of this, heavy regret—
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Not knowing why we loathe the days past
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Of complacency, our apathy—dim
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As now we may only sit (humbly)
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* with our coffee,
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our scotch and cigarettes
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we brood—
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wallowing in shallow pools of pathological lies—inconsistency
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a savior’s breath too soft to reconcile,
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the conditioned pessimism and fugue
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of those random, wasted meanderings so close behind
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the iron maiden fate—
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the crucible so fresh, seared into our consciousnesses
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so we sit,
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awaiting the day that breath becomes a shout
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and our limpid stoicism cast off—reborn
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resurrected into a burning passion,
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a new love, a new lust—the presence of life
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so that our singed wings may unravel
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into daunting ivory feathers, so tenacious and firm
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as we too become divine—
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canonized by our own suffering
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exalted and sublime—
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