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HumilityTo preface this story,
my first job,
at the age of 15,
was at a department store
in New London, Connecticut
which is a ghetto.
Saturday’s I worked 9 in the morning
to 9 at night.
At exactly 8 AM I would take my antidepressant, and
at exactly 8 PM I would go to the break room
and get the vacuum cleaner
anything was better then standing at a cash register
for 12 hours;
and at 8:40
I would collect the shopping carts in the parking lot
and return them inside the store.
I woke up on June 12th, 2010
3 days after my 16th birthday.
at 8:40 AM.
It took 15 minutes to get to work
and I liked to arrive 5 minutes early
so I forgot to take my pills that day.
I stood at the cash register
like any other day
for my 12 hour shift.
At 8 PM I got the vacuum cleaner
and at 8:40 I went to the parking lot
to collect the shopping carts.
My camaro was the only car left in the parking lot
and as I walked towards it to warm the engine,
so I wasn’t driving home i
You're Not A PoetYou’re not a poet because of strung words
Together on row upon row again
Of blank verse or perhaps liberal rhyme.
‘Slam’ all you want, other poets wonder;
Your ignorance of couplets a blunder?
Yes! I speak harshly, but it’s no gross crime,
To point with honesty failed verse of thine.
No real poet discards upper case words;
Lets prose crawl on paper like listless worms.
You seek to free verse of those stern letters,
Sever away bleak capital fetters,
But it doesn’t sing of great speech sublime,
Rather, it sneaks of writing in spare time.
Wait! before you throw me in the icy Rhine;
It’s hard to put verse together in rhyme,
To make our dull words sound great all the time,
Hear them ring out loud, like a clear clock’s chime,
Heralding a poet’s summer prime.
Yet the sacred muses weep at your crime;
Your pentameter mangled thick like slime,
The subject not gilded in raiment fine;
Your bold ink font, crystal waters divine
Tastes bitter to the ton
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