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Pretend A Disconnection Has Been Made
(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Pretend A Disconnection Has Been Made

Poem By Lawrence S. Pertillar

What we talk about...
Is that more important,
Than those feelings we feel?

What we do to ourselves and others.
Should we continue to excuse this?
As a way of life we choose?

A tolerated suppression,
Has led many to express unhappiness.
As if this was a gift to expect.

UNTIL 'all' of our efforts are made,
To improve our outlooks, funky moods and attitudes...
We can choose to do what some still do.
Strut away with lips shut.
Put stuck up butts on high shoulders.
And 'pretend' a disconnection,
Has been made!

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