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Absence Poems

Morning Glory
by Shaniel Edwards

As  eyes shift from ceiling to window, 

One observes the blackness of the night sky. 

Luna my friend has left me alone, 

She's gone visiting friends at another



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In My Pocket
by Adelaine Lowe

Frozen memories,

Lost in time.

Tattered corners,

Forever mine.

And in my pocket you may lay,

Until I need you again some day.



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Broken Marriage
by Raynolds Moseamedi

Adherences and allegiances, and monogamy
Browse for the absence of intelligence in her tummy
Commitment and rings, and binding two to one
Doting her temporary



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An Angry Girl
by Briana Scarbrough

She wakes up in the morning hoping for a new day. In her mind everything's good, everyting's going her way. But when she opens her


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Until Then
by Brandon Connor

Believe me, not far, it’s right down the road
Take back what you brought, and pick up all your litter
We unpack the car and head off


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"Under the Pale Moonlight"
by Andrew Wray

UNDER THE PALE MOONLIGHT

A once bright lit sun, now the dawn of moonlight pierced the sky like rays through a broken window…I sat here on



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Sisalindile!
by Zakhele Mncwango

Iphi le ngane eyazalwayo?

Iphi yonke lento esayethenjiswa?

Ithemba lenjabulo salifumbathiswa.

Namanje sisalubambile lolo donga.

 

Miningi kakhulu manje le minyaka

Kwabulaw' ubandlululo kuleli

Ukuz' engacindezel' unkululeko

Le ngane eyayizozalwa. 

Nanamuhla kusefana nakuqala.

 

Iph' inkululeko?



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Mundane Entity (ME)
by Juanita Smith

To be like me,
You will always be in tears
You will never be free
Your life will be haunted by your fears
You will



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The Past is Past
by Lujane Elobeid

The past is past, but not with you

You’re worth of truth, but now you’re gone

The trees have leaves, but then they fall

I’m sure you are



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To Saorsie
by Rick Summat

To Saoirse

 

As winter yields
and April fades to May
the lengthening days
awaken cigarette haze
and Tullamore Dew

cloaked memories
of that summer we shared
on



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Warrants and Arrests
by Micah Harris

It's 90 degrees

and I'm down on my knees

Begging God please

Don't forget about me

I'm the cause of the disease

My hearts in my chest

And it's failing to



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Naïvety
by Rebekah O Reilly

 

I never anticipated this,

the blue eyed boy,

or the we don’t click.

It’s all clicks to you,

it’s hit and miss.

But I never anticipated it.

So undeniable is this,

the



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Latitudes and Attitudes
by Maryanne Dunne

Latitudes and Attitudes

Women are like the wind

you enjoy the warm breeze melting your heart

on a blustery day.

you bask in the heat of their passion

on a



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The Beginning
by Micah Harris

You know that you want it

You're so disappointed

You know that you've owned it

but no one knows it

Just say how you're feeling

You're making a killing

But still



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