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Hollow

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Hollow

Swallow emptiness, scars healed not, forever. Open the door! Greet the question that awaits, created in your own image. Construct artificial palaces and die slowly as you pretend that an answer will arrive. Where do all the poets go when scars cover throats choking out sweet breaths torn from pages of internal dialogue? Death scent lingers like putrid sunlight steeped in offal. Do they consume vacancy, puffer-fishing defenses in futility quills turned inward, piercing confidence while bleeding awkward truths? Silence closes doors drowned in apathy. Construct artificial palaces and die slowly. Created in your own image, greet the question that awaits. Open the door! Scars healed, not forever. Swallow emptiness.

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  1. Date: 11/27/2012 11:50:00 AM
    This sounds very painful...I'm going to have to read it over a few more times to get the full effect?

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 5:01:00 PM
    I saw an interesting quote from a poet with the idea that poems are not supposed to 'heal' anything but rather to expose the wound...Great write! - Tim

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 4:11:00 PM
    One of the best poems I have read in weeks. Such thought provoking words you have written. Excellent. A+. Michael

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 8:10:00 PM
    Hello Ernest, this is a good thought and question, where do we go indeed,, I say we go down on paper... sometimes we drown ourselves, sometimes we open a door that heals... good morbicccc thought... always~ pd