self-edit

with many of the poems
you have written
you have to learn to

take them in both
hands

bundle and crash
them
together

throw them in the
wastebasket….


I have just done this
with four poems (?)
and I feel utterly
cleansed and
at
peace.

this typing machine
malfunctions
at
times.

I am pleased that
I am able to
recognize
this.

better I catch it
than
you.

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