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110B

and they all ask me
how was the vacation
start by listening and end
by walking away disinterested
envy never hears much but
i survey the old room
take in the peeled paint
the new lights and old faces
brightness makes them ashen
dulled of life
full of vicissitudes
i finally am not like them
i am grateful i know this for
the last man who spoke to me
said

you are not like anyone i've met

he wasn't like you
slight stoop with short brown hair
tall without confidence
soft drawl that would wilt tulips
on a clammy summer spent
in deep southern fried states

he listened and hung off words
debated with urgency the
pull of my mouth against his
stilled the poetry forming
until now

the bright lights turned
everyone ashen in a winter morning
keeping him rich red metaphor
stood in the middle of a moment

the night is always worth
far more in imagination
once it ends

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(absinthe)
but this feels like two poems.
and what is 110B ?

cheers,
Jess
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the other part happened on vacation and the title is an apartment number, perhaps it needs the apartment name too?

Chez
"The perfect woman perpetrates literature as she does a small sin: as an experiment, in passing, to see if anybody notices it - and to makes sure that somebody does." - Nietzsche

author comment

Thanks JC, I don't dispute Jess not understanding it lol it's a male thing along with absinthe *wink

Chez
"The perfect woman perpetrates literature as she does a small sin: as an experiment, in passing, to see if anybody notices it - and to makes sure that somebody does." - Nietzsche

author comment

As a hotel too but it was an apartment :)

Chez
"The perfect woman perpetrates literature as she does a small sin: as an experiment, in passing, to see if anybody notices it - and to makes sure that somebody does." - Nietzsche

author comment

lol How do you get badness from it? I am single, travelling on vacation lol what's bad about that? The rest is up to the reader's imagination lol

Chez
"The perfect woman perpetrates literature as she does a small sin: as an experiment, in passing, to see if anybody notices it - and to makes sure that somebody does." - Nietzsche

author comment

I assumed the title was an apartment or room number. So I guess I was right. Yes it did feel like two parts, a before and after. So you have conveyed it well. My favorite lines are:

the bright lights turned
everyone ashen in a winter morning
keeping him rich red metaphor
stood in the middle of a moment

the night is always worth
far more in imagination
once it ends

this is very deep.
always, Cat

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