Impressive

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Impressive

Whenever i read

a poem

and trip 
over a word

deliberately set
as a trap—

to catch my ignorance,

a word 

i do not recognize—

like a stranger 
approaching, 

potential danger, 

in a dim
piss reeking
late night alley—
intent unknown,

i turn the page
lest i be taught
a lesson

I don’t care to learn.

. . . j
from the Senses and More Such collection

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