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For want of a match

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For want of a match

Postby aldan » Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:12 pm

I worry that
I do not do
The things I know
That I must do

And as I walk
I nearby hear
A thumb-less dike (D I K E)
Spurting a flow
Of murky water.

As darkness floods
My dusky, drenched town
And muddy streets
Impede my way
I curse the dark
As I pass an unlit torch
And stumble, shivering,

And a matchbook lies
Unnoticed in my lint-filled pocket.
Last edited by aldan on Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:49 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby Magus » Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:26 pm

Interesting poem. Enjoyable, but of yours I would say it's not one of my favorites. It does remind me of one of my poems I wrote a while back... if only that they both had matchbooks in them.

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