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"Threenager" (Free verse) by nypoet22
Egg ellipsed popping lips burble for attention grown-up dining cannot give. I can offer no pretense of conquered formulae, knowing a man by his walk, A woman by sweeping hips to beckon, please, carry a boy to his first filled lungs. This confusion unresolved, he screams reflexively at walls he knows he can't climb, refuses to wash his hands, lie down in bed, or wake up too late to say goodbye.

Up the ladder: tree in a flood
Down the ladder: Goodnight

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Arithmetic Mean: 6.5
Weighted score: 5.071139
Overall Rank: 6626
Posted: March 24, 2021 10:08 AM PDT; Last modified: March 24, 2021 10:08 AM PDT
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[7] Dovina @ 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 | 10-Apr-21/10:50 AM | Reply
they carry a boy to his first filled lungs--it works well. his confusion unresolved . . . too late to say goodbye--rather glib, I think.
[6] SupremeDreamer @ 127.0.0.1 > Dovina | 25-Apr-21/3:04 AM | Reply
Hey, you're still alive!
[6] SupremeDreamer @ 127.0.0.1 | 25-Apr-21/3:03 AM | Reply
69 gone wrong?
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