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Keeping up Appearances

Keeping up Appearances

We both know that you like me and I like you and it is all about who admits it first; but let’s go out and pretend not to like each other over lunch. Maybe we can pretend not to like each other for dinner, later, or breakfast the next┬ámorning. Maybe we can pretend that we kiss because we’re drunk, Call because we’re bored. We can pretend not to care for as long as you like, but darling, no one ever…

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The Boxes In The Hall

The Boxes In The Hall

Sometimes poems can sound just like music and you just want to read them again and again In every Room of our time together there is a box, Of memories we shared, Now is the time to pack away, With Sadness and with Care. The first is a simple smile, Whenever I thought of you, Neatly folded into four, It’s the best that I could do. Next are all the memories, Of the times when we were two, Wrapped with…

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“I rise”

“I rise”

You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise. Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered…

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