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Philosophy 1

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Philosophy 1

Philosophy 1

Our side-by-side desks were acquainted. Sadly, we were not.
Sassy and blond, Tammy Sue was a philosophy freak.
Afforded by Macon, Georgia she idolized Julia Kristeva.
I idolized Tammy Sue.
Near the end of the semester at NYU, desperately intrepid,
I dragged my suddenly torpid legs towards Tammy Sue 
and blurted out a line I had just read; 
“Metaphor fashions a doorway from language, leading out”.
Tammy Sue regarded me.
Cringing, I anticipated painful rejection.
“Oh, Eric” emerged from her precious lips.
“That is so CLEVER!”
she drawled; drawing out her words to last, it seemed, forever.
“We” lasted two months; then the magic of that line wore off.
“Eric, you’re so sweet” she began.
Unhinged by the dagger in my heart, 
I heard only her finale,
the Lord Tennyson classic,
“I am a part of all that I have met”;
then a kiss and goodbye;
a fitting close for philosophy class.
Whenever I repeat those words I feel her part in me.

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  1. Date: 3/4/2012 6:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win with this excellent piece Jay. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/3/2012 9:43:00 PM
    JAY, Congratulations with your wonderful entry IN Olajide Adelana CONTEST ;-) well done~ALWAYS PD*

  1. Date: 3/3/2012 1:41:00 PM
    Jay congrats on your win..David

    Date: 3/3/2012 5:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    David, thanks. You help make this all happen. Jay
  1. Date: 3/3/2012 12:28:00 PM
    A wonderful story you have penned here Jay.Congrats on your win.

    Date: 3/3/2012 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Kash, I enjoy your pieces. Thanks for the kind word. Jay
  1. Date: 2/23/2012 12:37:00 PM
    Welcome to PoetrySoup Jay. Hope you will find lots of inspiration that you may continue to write your poetry. Love, Carol