Broken-down Poetry: Losing, a poem


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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Losing, a poem


Sometimes I think I’m a sadist.
                I want change, even if
                                it means losing blood
                                                                                or sanity,
                even if it means
                taking my things back and
                                                leaving or
                telling you how I really feel—
                because that’s how I really feel
                (right now, anyway)—and leaving—leaving—


Emily Dickinson is known for using dashes in her poetry. I like Poe's use better. I've been spending some time with Poe (with his poetry, not his ghost...), which is how this poem came into being.

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