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poetry with deep meaning

It’s the Not Thinking by Marie Hanna Curran

It’s the not thinking
That’s the chore,
That’s why so many therapists
And DFS coaches are in well-paid jobs.

It’s the not thinking
About a rape by a victim,
And the not thinking
Of a stranger’s greasy hands
All over your front hall.

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Je Suis La Lune by Keri Marable

I’m not sorry.
What should I be sorry for?
The moon doesn’t apologize for causing the
rise and fall of the tides.
Why should I?

You say that I’m conceited.

Just because you don’t water your own flowers,
doesn’t mean you get to stomp on mine. 

My garden is healthy and strong.

I won’t let you crush what it took me years to grow.
Instead of hurting mine, tend to your own.
Maybe your garden can grow too.

You say that I’m a dreamer, 

That my head is too far up in the
clouds to watch where I’m walking.

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