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November 11, 2008

Sleepless

An untitled pantoum. I think I put it in my portfolio. I think. Everything from those hours seems like a blur of coffee and hysterical laughter. A disturbing time.

Pantoum

I stumble, diseased and twice distressed

A desperate need to feel

Alone, my voice released, undressed,

I'm fumbling in the black.

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A desperate need to feel

Alive, my hands numb and burning

I'm fumbling in the black

Always falling, twisting, yearning.

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Alive, my hands numb and burning

Hot through cold with tinny wails

Always falling, twisting, yearning

And all through it my face pales.

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Hot through cold with tinny wails

And all through it my face pales

Sallow beneath the traitor's plight

Our star prevails, our shining night.


November 08, 2008

Time to panic

I guess I should have been working the past week or so.

I guess that was the point of reading week.

I guess I should have realised that the poetry is due in two days time.

I didn't realise. Sleepless hours ahead.


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