Poetry #34: i take pity

[This was originally published in F.U.C.K. poetry Issue #34. The publish date is approximate.]

        several negative representations
        toil of the downtrodden
        is it my empty existence
        masked in appropriate words?
        that style masses sympathize with
        echoing the nasty thoughts
        so buried and hidden
        as if i struck oil  
        and emotion flows free
        only to be contained  
        back to an even flow
        more accustomed with
        sad, i take pity

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