Poetry Thursday: the spaces in between

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Are you still worried
about that participle
you left

That inelegant phrase,
that wobbly metaphor,
that questionably situated adverb?

Never fear, fellow traveler.

There is no "done"
when it comes to ideas on a page
and not even "almost"
will work better than
"awful with a beating heart."

Besides, nobody loves
your beautiful words.

They love
the way they feel
in the spaces


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