Paper Poetry
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Paper Poetry

Erasure

The Trials and Tribulations of Unemployment

I’m being erased.

Gone are the days of fiery frustration,
as my blubbering tears cooled
the silence in this house grows stronger

My softening presence,
unrecognizable in the neatly packed kitchen
as if I was never there

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We are living in the digital world, covered in the autonomous aspects & tracked motions of life. Yet, somehow we are losing some critical elements. Keyboards, touchpads, & speech-to-text are there, but we believe that handwritten words on paper is still meaningful to some poets.

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Tamara Naidoo

Global-Scale Thinker, an everyday girl in international relations