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In love
for the moment—
Cold November mornings
bring about a closeness until
you leave
 

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[FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot]Weakness [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot]invites demons.[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot]No matter if they’re real.[/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot]You exorcise as if life waits [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot]for you.[/FONT][/FONT]
 

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For you
time and tide wait.
Seasons change at your whim:
or so you would like us all to
believe.
 

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That fly
ate one whole line!
Quatrain, cinquain, insane:
a poem of any length's just
as sweet.
 
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All wet,
the dog returns
from playing in the snow.
Clearly, the pond has yet to freeze
over.
 

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Over
these many months,
this page waited idly—
not so terribly different
than I
 

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“Than I,”
you corrected.
The emphasis on “I.”
Feeling very proud of yourself,
you smirk.
 

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Victory.
Goal of all Olympians
Pride and joy fill every vein
Whether a medal worn, or overcoming great adversity
Triumph
 

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Triumph
Of the fallen
To have tried, to have failed
Together we mourn their brilliance
Fading
 

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And fall
You who know all
Whose feet touch mountain heights
Whose eyes gaze down from wingless flight
Made small
 

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Made small,
the buttercup
stares in envy at the
daffodil, hoping for a late
growth spurt
 

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Growth spurt
Fluid escapes
Winds and waves, rot and ash
Shaken off like so many fleas
And on
 

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Chasing
the fallen leaves
around September’s yard.
The wind is such a tease, hiding
from me.

– © C.D. Sinex
 
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So long
My yesterself
Would that you could endure
But there's a better me to be
Step forth
 
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Step forth
out from behind
his rotting shadow frown
now blossom fresh in freedom's light
become!
 

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