poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Sabbath on the Sixth
fixelvis1324

The measure of holiness
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is in its emptiness.
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Not its nothingness
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just its vacancy.
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Like the cadences of sunshine
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waltzing on windy afternoons:
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alone and singing soft-pedaled
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to nothing and everything in particular.
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Certain men are holy
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like the man who holds his head back
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pissing and relieved
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who hears a voice in the vents and blinks.
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Like the one who grins dispassionately
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and strums her bottom lip
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playing plastic heart-strings on a mute guitar
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that say nothing of flirtations.
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The junkie who wakes up on Saturday
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looks out the windows made by tenement-tops
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puts his spoon in a bowl of Cheerios
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and sits clean-headed: thinking nothing.
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