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Disappearing Poem

Never and always the same,

The Divine Hand,

Inspiring written words

Through stirrings deep within

Guides the flesh with

Universal force,

The ego to emote, explain, express.

However the fingers

On the keyboard

May be driven to it

Creatively,

Their impact upon them is randomized

By egotistical asymmetry –

We think, therefore we are:

Idiosyncratically not so bright.

Example:  me,

While typing far into the night

Lubricated with a glass of ale or three

I somehow highlighted everything

Then pressed the “Backspace” key.

So slipped away my poetry.

Where did it go?

Neither

Do I know.

Back into the ether

From whither and whence it came.

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  1. May 10, 2011 at 12:02 am

    I love the fact that I am not the only one who erased my poetry today. Great write, Tom.

  2. May 10, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Actually this poem is based on the recent experience of another poet, but I have been there before, too. Kinda sux, actually. 🙂

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