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“I can’t read you”

“I can’t read you”

Someone once said to me, “I can’t read you. I can read most people but not you.” You can’t read me because I’m not giving you my all. You realize you can’t read me because you wish so badly you could. Why must you try? Live in the moment like I do.     ©…

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Cargo

Cargo

Like an old GI Joe that the boy puts In a station wagon connected to The toy car Because other, shinier GI Joes, fill The toy car. Unclear to him, clear to us It is a matter of time before He buries his old love. When the toy car moves on its toy car path,…

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Unnecessary

Unnecessary

If I don’t feel It’s hard for me to show. If I don’t think It’s hard for me to say. If I feel I want to show. As long as you are open I will show. If I think I want to say. As long as you are open I will say. If you don’t…

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I gravitate towards you

I gravitate towards you

“She’s really funny I think I gravitate towards funny people,” I explain. Yesterday you caught me while I was drinking Water of course, what do you mean And I aspirated it “You.. you okay there?” Cough laugh cough But as the semester draws to a close, I realize it’s not the funny That keeps me…

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I’m here

I’m here

Turn around I’m here for you We smile Come back My arms are open We hug Talk to me I’m listening We chat Come back But you don’t You keep going I’m back, You say. But I’m not here. © Kate Eunah Lee, 12/16/2017 Author’s note: I want to show you exactly how normal I…

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Mrs. Ferris

Mrs. Ferris

First class of the morning Fifth grade I came early Because ma dropped me off early I spent every morning with Mrs. Ferris. She asked me one day, “Do you want to apply for some scholarships? I can nominate you. I think you’ll do well.” I wrote the applications Eligibility: Only U.S. citizens. A few…

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Sorry

Sorry

Sorry I’m not here Sorry I said hi And am gone again. Don’t you think Can’t you tell When I’m in and out That I’ve got stuff on my mind? Clouding my vision Clouding my thoughts It’s hard to see you Through the fog. So I’m sorry I might be here But I don’t see…

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Focus on yourself

Focus on yourself

“Focus on yourself, and everything else will fall into place,” A friend says. Try I try, I distract I think I try. Acne Rashes Going to bed feeling down. Sun up, Snooze too many times Turn the music on Songs from that time Am I thinking Am I trying Am I making it worse for…

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A Good Lecturer

A Good Lecturer

Class, Let me tell you what makes A good lecturer. A good lecturer Introduces him or herself and lists Our goals. Our goals After which he or she launches Into a story. In the story, The lecturer carefully and logically builds To big, pithy points. Big, pithy points, He or she repeats and expands In…

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