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stop and dance

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I want to vandalize something
smoke a cigarette
punch a cop
I’m bored
I want to scream

Understanding that life is fluid
And evolving
I can march down the streets
expecting anything
and turning into anyone
I can stop and dance
                for three hours or laugh at the sky

Cause I don’t care about socialized democracies
or communism or any other system

I make my votes count
using a magic 8 ball
and though it takes longer with all of those “try again laters”
my magic 8 ball and I spend more time picking candidates
then most people spend thinking about their whole lives

I rather get drunk and argue about economics
than listen to preachers and proselytizers
arguing about jesus

They don’t know the secret hand shake
and I’m not going to tell them

I’d rather get stoned and look at the movie
some girl walks by
some guy checks her out
glowers at me
I don’t care.

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I love this poem. It reminds me of the opening paragraph of Moby Dick. Or better yet, a much better picture of a troubled individual than JD Salinger was able to give in his wildest dreams. Your subject is actually three-dimensional!

Joshua Hennen
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