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ALL CAPS POEM

Elijah West

PLEASE.

THIS. IS AN ALL CAPS POEM.

YOU TOLD ME YOU DIDN'T CARE QUOTE, "HOW NOT TALKING WE WERE, THAT YOU'RE STILL GOING TO FUCK ME."

YOU TOLD ME YOU HATED ME ONLY A LITTLE MORE THAN YOU MISSED ME.

THEY TOLD ME I JUST DIDN'T WORK HARD ENOUGH.

SHE TOLD ME I JUST NEEDED TO GET MY SHIT TOGETHER.

I TOLD ME I HAVE MY SHIT TOGETHER.

I CANNOT FIND MY SHIT.

PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO FIND IT. ALSO IF IT'S NOT TOO MUCH OF A BOTHER, PLEASE TELL ME HOW BEST TO HOLD IT.

PLEASE DON'T TELL ME I DON'T CARE, BECAUSE I'M A FUCKING BACKDRAFT RIVALING THE SUN

PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME HERE. IT IS DARK. PLEASE I AM SCARED, THIS CITY DOESN'T HAVE STREETLAMPS AND I BURN OUT FAST, SO PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME HERE. I'LL BURN AGAIN TOMORROW, I JUST WENT OUT FOR NOW.

PLEASE KNOW I AM IN HERE.

I AM THE MOMENTS BETWEEN FIRE AND ASH, I AM THE FIRST FISH ON LAND AND MY FEET ARE BLEEDING.

I AM TRYING OH GOD MY FEET ARE BLEEDING BUT I HAVE TO DO THIS, I'M GOING TO MAKE IT THROUGH THIS, I AM THE FIRST KISS THERE EVER WAS, I AM THE LAST HISS OF DYING LOVE, OH GOD PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME DO THIS. DON'T MAKE ME DO THIS DON'T MAKE ME DO THIS, MAKE ME DO THIS YOU HAVE TO MAKE ME DO THIS.

BECAUSE I AM IN HERE. I AM THINKING. I AM FEELING.

Can you hear me? Can you hear me? Please, please answer me, Can you hear me.

CAN YOU HEAR ME I AM IN HERE I AM TALKING CAN YOU HEAR ME, PLEASE TELL ME CAN YOU HEAR ME I AM YELLING I AM HAPPY ARE YOU HAPPY.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET ME AFTER I CLOSE. I AM A BOOK HOLLOWED OUT FOR WHISKEY.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET ME AFTER I GO.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET ME AFTER.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET ME.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET.

PLEASE DON'T

PLEASE.