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Rusty Hinges

to fall asleep under a tree
blue shades of grass
laid back dog pal
and mud between my toes

one more shoeless day of denial

rosebud, my rosebud

now today, a tuesday afternoon
a knock on the door
I cringe

Review Request (Intensity): 
I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
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Good bones, but I'd round it out a bit:

add colour to the dog and bud, what type of tree? and the *squishiness of mud between my toes* is rather awkward, I'd prefer: the mud squishes between my toes

love the feel of this poem, the impending *who's there*?


yes! i have troubles knowing when enough is enough, or when something is too sparce...I guess that is one of the prime tricks of poetry, or any kind of writing... I, so far, simply write until I stop. Too much, not enough? I haven't a clue. Yet, I have to imagine I have gotten it right sometimes, and if so, purely by thanks for the feedback. I can definitely use your suggestions and experience

thank you

p.s. did you see my reply to your comment on Plaides latest poem?


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A good lazy day poem.I agree that a bit of description on dog would help. Were it my poem(which it isn't) I would say simply"The feel of mud between my toes" but that's just me lol...........scribbler

skinny, but I like the intrique; Who is at the door? The truant officer? Time to go back to school? Made me wonder, and that's a good thing! ~ Gee

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