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Ken Kerr

Love Poem: Don't Get Too Close

Finger
and nose tips
and lips
examine the ragged planes
of my face

It's the morning after
and I'm scared
that I have given too much
expecting laughter
I am surprised
to find you
so seriously
examining me

My eyes beg you
not to leave
but already I am pushing you
away

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Poem About Poetry: WHERE IS THE POEM?

It hides cocooned
inside
waiting to be jettisoned
or ripped out
or slide effortlessly
into being

Naked and ashamed
it will be mine
to name
or leave unnamed
to discard or coddle
as I please

I can expose
its contrived innocence
to other eyes
or hide it in this notebook
forever
a simple and selfish pleasure

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