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Something Left Out - Peter Malakoff

Something Left Out

If poetry is all it's cracked up to be

Then why not do it all the time

Let's just allow the Word

that was

in the beginning

to carry our lives

to write the story



our insides would turn all out


they would


But we're already insides out


Poetry just acknowledges that turning


as we know

What is seen and acknowledged

basks in light


And what is not acknowledged

sulks in the shadow


And I guess

that's how come we have good and evil


Someone started poeting

and praising


and left something out . . .

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