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Aug 07
poetry challenge: Great Poets
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In the river on a Sunday afternoon

Inspired by Langston Hughes's "Suicide's Note"*

my fingertips have never felt the
river water, so still and calm,
floating flowers and a cool
breeze. I am holding your face,
which I long to draw a picture of.
trace you, memorize the
curves and dips and you form like a river,
swim like a girl who's never been asked
to look at herself. when I look at me,
I find it hard to breathe. The air pauses for
just a minute, and I forget how long a 
minute lasts until you open me back up with a kiss.

*Suicide's Note
By Langston Hughes

The calm, 
Cool face of the river
Asked me for a kiss. 

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