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Self-Esteem

Some sinking lack it altogether;
word is, they never learned it.
Some fairly float with excess, whether
or not they fairly earned it.

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A Weakness

"If you imagine / others are there, / you are there yourself."
                                                                      Wendell Berry

I watch the nightly news and think
some people ought to blaze in hell.
But why? What good's a screaming stink?
And too, there's no such place. Oh, well.

dfash

Slap

I asked a human question in the hope you'd understand.
You answered with the full weight of your hard angelic hand.

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Autumn Air
                       a bare triolet

So they
all fall

away.
Though they

shine, sway,
and stall,

oh, they
all fall.

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Hypothetical

He woke one Friday morning
from a dream he'd cut his throat,

then spent the weekend wondering
if he'd thought to leave a note.

Robert West

If you have any thoughts on these poems, 
Robert West would be pleased to hear them.


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