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sorry, I stumbled this and had to share it. I don't normally care too much for modern poetry, but this was pretty good:

Brian Trimboli

THINGS MY SON SHOULD KNOW AFTER IVE DIED

I was young once. I dug holes
near a canal and almost drowned.
I filled notebooks with words
as carefully as a hunter loads his shotgun.
I had a father also, and I came second to an addiction.
I spent a summer swallowing seeds
and nothing ever grew in my stomach.
Every woman I kissed,
I kissed as if I loved her.
My left and right hands were rivals.
After I hit puberty, I was kicked out of my parents house
at least twice a year. No matter when you receive this
there was music playing now.
Your grandfather isnt
my father. I chose to do something with my life
that I knew I could fail at.
I spent my whole life walking
and hid such colorful wings.


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