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Take Away My Place
larrylark

It's the same place, but not;
 1
some one else's face
 2
is traced in the mirror you nailed
 3
to the laburnum tree
 4
so you could see yourself coming,
 5
while sensation burned through
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to the back of your eyes.
 7
 
 
Break into a run, while shouting "I'm here."
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Hear your own lies while stumbling on.
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Spot the broken twig, flattened grass,
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faint smell of the wind he passed.
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"a curry man?" "No! Too fruity."
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"Maybe figs or dates."
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He was hurrying towards his fate
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just as you were but unlike you
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he won't stay.
 16
You found your place, your face fits
 17
while he still sways along a dusty road,
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littered with hope and expectation.
 19
 
 
Indian take away, exotic fruit,
 20
are fuel to his restless soul,
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till he finds what suits.
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12 Dec 07

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vindaloo.
 — raskolniikov

Instant Korma
 — larrylark

very skill fully done. i have a silly suggestion, o dear me: i was wondering if you could de-capitalize "A curry man?"? i like the way that would read.

but, indeed, a good poem.
 — listen

Dear Listen

Job done

Larry vindaloo Lark
 — larrylark

very nice change. thanks.
 — listen

Dear Listen

The pleasure was all mine.

Larry
 — larrylark

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