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Japan at Starbucks

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Japan at Starbucks

Your apathy is chalk,
Replaces layered words
that tasted like integrity.

Once wit assaulted,
Welcome blows those,
(a sidekick kicked in the side)
Imprinted but intact,
I asked for more.

I hesitate,
Then interupt your list of wants.

A nation is disolving,
Like your interest.

You continue
A rant of manicures and movies,
Jeans and Jingles,
Tune-ups and shoes,
But  wave away the news,
as though it were a fly.

Suffering is such a pest
when you have PMS.

The world is larger than 
your double latte, Chiquitta,
a laptop holds no horizon.

Shop for an ocean online,
and see how far you get.

History won't wait,
It either moves or stagnates,
frees or imprisons,
nurtures or terminates.

Friendship lies in the space between
expectation and discovery,
just a hunch. 
I accept the gap, 
pay for lunch,
and refuse to look you
in the eye.
Why lie?

I want to apologize.
It's not your fault that
I got to know you.

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  1. Date: 2/18/2014 6:44:00 PM
    Wow Dee, you know sometimes I feel like this from the other side, like [so sorry I let you get to know me]-not you hon-lots of others though, always, always a risk, just reading some of your old stuff Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 8:05:00 AM
    Insanely powerful. Damn. Check your Soup Mail please. :) "A laptop holds no horizon" <-- THIS! One of my favorites!

  1. Date: 4/30/2011 6:47:00 PM
    gees... this was awesome.. and yes,, it is kind of sad when things are messed up in our horizon,,, great poem,,.p.d.

  1. Date: 4/30/2011 2:18:00 PM
    Interesting write..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Sara

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 10:06:00 PM
    Ouch! I was trying hard not to feel guilty while I read this. Great provocative poem, here.

  1. Date: 4/29/2011 8:44:00 PM
    Your poetry has a style so enjoyable to read, Cydni. Really cool last two lines. About keeper of the Beast, read it again if you have time. That is a werewolf, dearie!!