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Imperfection of context

Imperfection of context

We think we don’t know enough words But even if we do, they are never enough: Words are merely rigid blocks we put together, Legos we connect and present to one another. Words are filters created by our society, sieves, We lose a little of what we mean, innocent thieves. Majors and minors in university,…

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Pills and Explanations

Pills and Explanations

Out of the kindness of your heart That drove you to this profession Out of the intelligence of your brain That coated you in white Out of the dignity of your profession That you aim to respect, You listen to his problems, You ask the right questions, You provide pills and explanations. An hour then,…

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Moving

Moving

I move to a new place To start a new school This isn’t my first rodeo. The seasons change And only when the new year starts I awaken. I seem to move in Circles To my destination Because I am Hesitant. Hesitant To admit That I Should Not Go The beaten path.   © Kate…

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Hanging by a paw

Hanging by a paw

The cat leaps high onto The top of the bookshelf. Glances side to side and down The world is below. What should it conquer? The wooden slab where humans worked, too dull. The fluffy chair, too low. Oh look, a golden sphere Emerging from another wooden slab that humans pushed. A bit far, but leapable.…

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Psychiatric Medicine 101

Psychiatric Medicine 101

Little me couldn’t understand why. Why were they gloomy? Why were they anxious? Why did they stay that way? I hadn’t had enough time To acquire little by little, Knowledge, thoughts, stress. Because they felt lonely. Because they felt incompetent. Because they suffered. Because. Over the long arch of life Through every tick of time…

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Trust

Trust

Look down You’re on Wood swaying on Water? Mist and fog obscure Boards of wood on Slow waves. For the fog to clear, You’ll have to wait. Now, you could step off, The board might capsize, And you could swim to shore. You stay. You can’t see the waves, But they comfort you. The wait…

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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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