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The Test of Form



I hold these syllables within in my skin cells
Pipette the letters
Into your bloodstream and wait for absolution
Are you listening?
Subtract my tact and you’ll hear everything
I’ll find a new way
Reluctantly. Naturally. Even so…
Argumentative
Pulling hair with my unpleasing conjunctions
Under pressure I …
Add exclamation points and overuse commas
Question marks for you
Make earplugs a synonym for censorship
Because I won’t let you radio edit me
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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I've been writing poetry since at least the first grade and its one of the few things that I've never changed my mind aboutI'm inspired constantly by song lyrics and life experiencesI love reading poetry that I can relate to that and I hope others can find something they can relate to in my poetry as well.Recently I've found words are the common factor... more…

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