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Ghost (Lyric) by Jeremi B. Handrinos
I would read a book If you had not been so smart I might watch the TV If you had not despised it so much I could sing again, and bathe If you hadn't ruined the bath tub with your perfectly slit wrists and desperate stare up and away. I should cook, or eat, perhaps sleep again; If your ghost was not so much a part of everything I'd gotten comfortable with -- absolute with what I'd become used to. Maybe I'd fess up to my lies and contradictions: Evictions, erections Decisions, defections. Now I run lover Out and about Now I run lover Without a route Now I run lover Circles for you You were never an Angel But perfectly blue. I could forget you, had I the notion of swallowing lightning (now that's devotion) and no longer fighting, or drinking, or biting the world for staring right through me by mentioning you.

Up the ladder: What I know of monsters
Down the ladder: Jade Milieu

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Arithmetic Mean: 6.6363635
Weighted score: 5.818182
Overall Rank: 1645
Posted: May 20, 2004 8:07 PM PDT; Last modified: May 20, 2004 8:07 PM PDT
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[8] Jill Stockinger @ | 22-Dec-20/4:50 PM | Reply
Some beautiful lines, good ending, like how you carry the idea throughout the poem, the speaker believing the person who killed herself is so much better than he is, right to a very bitter end.....
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