allistillman

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PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2019

Here’s the thing:
    I’ve never – knock on wood, would you?–
    experienced death.

I’ve never – maybe that’s a strong word –
    faced a day where my eyes brimmed with inky tears
    & my mouth dried with the loss of air
    & my hands longed for a paucity of love.

I’ve never – I knock on my head in the absence of tree stumps –
    missed someone so appreciably that I cannot live
    another...

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