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“Though libraries are burned for the sake of truth
Fragments always survive in the necks of bottles”
-Doug Russell “The History of Beauty”

When the not
Finished
Shatter
They shatter
In the face of perfection

When
The one who was never finished
Begs
Forgiveness there is
Much to forgive but no one to do it

I won’t finish
I won’t
Even try but I work my fragments
To the bottle neck naiveté and beg
Often
For forgiveness

And it could be worse

The ones
Who finish
Won’t shatter they fall
In perfect arcs like polished stones

They burn
They never even
Think
To beg

By Noah West

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Written by lickmypoetry

July 30, 2010 at 4:27 am

Posted in poem, poetry, Random

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  1. I rather like poems that make me stop and consider the different view of meaning for a poem…I enjoyed this post for that reason.

    slpmartin

    July 30, 2010 at 9:21 am


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