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Not Disappoint

Does loving you
while we're apart
still count?
Is my biggest sin

that I believe
in alternate universes?
That hope
is like a rocket ship

that can

make it
to other planets,
solar systems,
where all
is dance,
where all
is made

right.
That hope
really does

not disappoint.

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I dropped the first 3 lines. You are not following that up in the poem ("if you can't be with the one you love, love the one your with"...Stephan Stills) Also I rearranged lines the stanzas. The poem reads aloud like this, not as you have written it. We will not read for example "that can" with a pause...it exists as a form issue on the page but not in the reading or sound of the poem. Lastly, each of these lines now has integrity...is a complete image or action, both depending on AND having independence. You can read the poem with a slight pause between lines, as that is the way we read blank verse (if it is to be verse and not prose. ) This is the same poem, less the first 3 lines, just connected differently. Tell me what you think?

Is my biggest sin
that I believe
in alternate universes?

That hope
is like a rocket ship
that can make it
to other planets,
solar systems,
where all is dance,
where all
is made right.

That hope
really does
not disappoint.

...

Eumolpus
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance
ee cummings

thanks Eumolpus. I like your rendering. especially the tip about each line having integrity.

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