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You carved your own version
of the “Thinker”
made it pretty, made it her
hung words off her fingertips
mechanical syllables offering
lectures in virtues no one’s heard of
You might have put
some religion in there, devising
a spirit of some sort of synthesis
knowing such a muse
doesn’t exist here
The base wide enough
to be a real pedestal and not
some rock you found like a chipped
tooth sticking out of the world
There are exceptions to be…



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J.D. Harms

J.D. Harms

Former hairstylist, perpetual philosophy student, swallowed by poetry, writing, ideas