Poetry is Not a Luxury

a poem

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I hate that you do this to me
scare me into believing 
I am losing something real
something important

I don’t talk to you
as the days go by
but I can feel you with me

Whenever I write
you are a muse in your absence

Haven’t I told you before
that I do it all for you?

But damnit, poetry 
is not a luxury
it is not something
time lends itself to

I need you back to be me again.

So this is me 
begging begging begging
because

Poetry is not a luxury
because if it were
I would not desire it
I would not need it

I would not feel it


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