Free verse

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I squint my eyes
but tears keep falling down.
Oh, damn this glaring sun!
But you don’t mind,
your eyes calm and relaxed,
a shadow of a smile lingering
in your countenance,
afraid to be tracked down.

You say you’re just relishing
the warmth and the light.
And I’m foolish enough
not to…

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Poetry

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You say
you’re my lover,
but you have not kissed me
or even touched my hand by chance,
so how?

You say
you’re my best friend
but all I’ve got from you
is fear, constant drama and pain.
Come on!

You say
you’re my mentor
but you’ve sneered, mocked me,
brought me down…

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Free verse

Author: Nicole Avagliano (via unsplash)

I like to rise
from the table
sometimes,

unlike many others
nailed to their chairs
who only stare at their plates
focused on the array
of food and its arrangement.

I like to stretch my legs
to keep them fit
for long journeys.

I like to draw in
the fresh air
filled…

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