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Words by Michael Mark
Image by Rachel Gierlach
Editor's Note: "Flawed" was previously published in Every Day Poets.
Embrace this poem’s awkward verse.
Its obvious structure and tame wording is unsatisfying.
Accept this poem with its graceless line breaks
and unsophisticated syntax as you would a child who is struggling.
Hug close this poem, slowed by tired metaphors,
as you’d hold a bewildered grandmother, nearly gone.
And when there is no dramatic moment, no strength in meter
and its current weakens, wanders,
sit by it and patiently listen to its hollow voice.
Praise it in its failing.
It isn’t pretty enough.
Like that girl
You and your friends made fun of,
Called names, threw stones at,
Who married you and blessed you
This poem must be forgiven.
It is not to be fixed.
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