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This pen feels lifeless in my hand tonight
black blood just refuses to flow
I cannot form the words just right
soiling this page of virgin snow

Scattered about are some older works
phrases and words I scarcely know
ideas that twist like bejeweled dirks
but tonight this flesh proves fallow

One single word, the image forms
pulsing pen scribes to and fro
free will refuses to conform
my hand now can only follow


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  1. Date: 3/9/2012 12:05:00 PM
    Enjoyable write... and something I am familiar with this week....

    Allen Avatar Stephen Allen
    Date: 3/9/2012 2:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Carol for taking the time to read this piece. Stephen.