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Below is the poem entitled Spine which was written by poet Annie Brittle. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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What do you need from me? 

I'm here to lick your self-inflicted wounds,
Turning selfish hearts, in time, to something far more valid.

I'm here, a spine, for selfless times,
A backbone if it's needed.

I'm here, and here to stay.

Copyright © Annie Brittle

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  1. Date: 4/28/2012 7:02:00 AM
    I can't figure out how to post on soup mail!

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 6:53:00 AM
    Nifty use of metaphor... for free verse there is still a pleasing flow and some effective assonance. Well done, Annie! Best wishes, Keith Check soup mail.