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Awkward Adolescent Words

Awkward Adolescent Words

written by: Mark Tulin



Sometimes maudlin verse
can be slightly nauseating—
the spilling of romantic feelings,
splattered on the page

Sometimes, a poet needs to write
about love’s cliche in rhythm,
tenderly and self-indulgent
with a lot of sentimentalities

Sometimes the soul has to express
its overly-emotional heart
in awkward adolescent words,
not so subtle or refined

Sometimes a poet has to get
down on his metaphorical knees,
and humble himself
in the name of sappy love.

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