Scrittura
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Scrittura

The Old Precision

A Poem

Photo by Jr Korpa on Unsplash

I was never as rigorous/ as I should have been/ as I tried to get across the balance beam/ without crashing/ onto my head/ Oh, I believed that I saw the ends/ could tell where/ my feet should go/ but hung back/ doubting it would actually land there/ There were the old lines/ that I used to love/ to cross/ even finding myself in the bottom/ of people’s sympathy/ drowning in beer/ I smuggled in myself/ But I couldn’t…

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