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splotches: an analysis This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By CiaraGnosis, Denton, MD

For the longest time
and without relevance
this ponderer of theory
of philosophy
this thing
having no prominent features
plain
like gray of skies and blankets once blue
had sight for only things within reach
or
things within desperate grasp
nothing stretching beyond the norm
or leaving the comfort of ambiance
or nostalgia
to experience anything more
a pain so useless
so thoughtless
but acute in numeric value
yet with goals so tiny
it fails to reach these pieces of self
the things it longs for
become its self-definition
its identification
upon entering the world of other soul-like specters

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