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by Richard Vince

To the girl with prominent ears
And overly staid clothing, I wish
I had expressed my gladness for
Her presence in that
Unpleasantly angular building.

For now she has moved on to
The next stop on the retail
Roundabout, and the opportunity
Has passed before I really
Knew it was there.

How would I have put it if
Somehow I had managed to
Form the words? Would I have
Put it simply, or would my need
For clarity and certainty have
Killed any conciseness?

Wherever she is now, I hope that
Someone tells her she is beautiful
Every day, and that the most
Important thing to wear is
A smile.

10/25/2012

Posted on 11/20/2012
Copyright © 2022 Richard Vince

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 11/21/12 at 03:37 PM

A story that makes me want more details. That's how good this piece is at bringing me into the subject matter. Awesome.

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 11/23/12 at 05:27 PM

...intrigueing. great wonderment of another biped; maybe another member of our lonely heart's club band.

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