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 Posted: Sat Jan 27th, 2018 12:01 am
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in media res


Joined: Sun Jul 2nd, 2006
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I loved this.

The title alone just grabbed me. Who'd a thunk a poem about doing
such a universal, habitual, necessary activity?

"I would leave them right there
then do them all in a flurry
of enthusiasms
before you arrived."

Every man knows this. Maybe every woman. Every couple.

"But now that you're not coming back"

Ugh! Ouch. A swift, unforseen kick to my heart.

But, is it a death or breakup?

It matters not. Brilliant. We do not need to know. A sudden sense
of abandonment. Loneliness. Desolation. The jar is empty.

"I did not think this. More visual -
entering the retina from the mind."


"A message from one of the many futures
you left behind."

Thank you.

(I think I am going to have to have a drink tonight.)