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“How much is regret today?”
“A second too little of thought and an ill-chosen word.”
“Great. I’ll take a kilo.”
“Would you like something to carry it in?”
“No, no. I have the rest of my life.”
“Perfect. Well, do come back tomorrow! 
We have a special offer on grudges.” 



11 May 2019

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Date: 6/10/2019 8:05:00 PM
This is too good beyond words.. Regret and grudge ate the freebies on which all of us tend to live.. the price we pay is that of, as u pointed. "rest of life"...a brilliant write my dear poet friend
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 6/11/2019 1:30:00 AM
Why thank you Debjani! This is one of those “not-really-sure-where-that-came-from” poems so I’m glad you saw in it what I was trying to say! :-)
Date: 6/10/2019 1:09:00 AM
Nice on. I like this. Kind wishes, Kai
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 6/10/2019 1:38:00 AM
Thank you Kai!
Date: 5/19/2019 12:08:00 AM
Omg!!! That's so brilliant !!!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/19/2019 1:07:00 AM
Wow thank you Swetha!!
Date: 5/15/2019 11:03:00 AM
Oh my! Clever and true... Humans are so darn good at self sabotage! I love the line, "would you like something to carry it in?/No, no. I have the rest of my life." Funny and sad. But what is more useful than laughing through the pain!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/19/2019 1:07:00 AM
Indeed, thank you PS!
Date: 5/13/2019 1:19:00 PM
This is brilliant, Nina. Bravo! (Honestly, I saw 'luggage' twice before I read Baggage! --- Freudian moments). :) gw
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Date: 5/11/2019 4:46:00 PM
Do you do shame and blame?They are very popular nowadays?Nice one, Nina - tickled my funny bone.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/11/2019 4:52:00 PM
We do! Buy shame, get blame free! Thanks Geoffrey!
Date: 5/11/2019 3:50:00 PM
I like your odds and your lols too. Anyway, you evaded answering how you do it)
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Date: 5/11/2019 3:38:00 PM
To my point of view, each text is surreal: the writer takes reality apart and then builds her own reality out of writing symbols. Even if she writes a text referring to so called realism, it is a surreal text. That's why I talk about ordinary life you turn into poetry)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/11/2019 3:48:00 PM
Yes I suppose if “surreal” means “more than real”, then all writing is surreal, as it is reality augmented by the author’s perspective... but I did mean surreal in a less deeply philosophical sense... I just meant plain odd lol!
Date: 5/11/2019 1:38:00 PM
Nina, how do you do that? I mean, turning ordinary life into poetry. It's amazing)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/11/2019 1:43:00 PM
Ah thank you Kurt - well I’m not sure if this is QUITE poetry, more a surrealist script! But it landed in my head yesterday so I let it out!