Anisa Tara Poems

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1.
Where Are You

Where are you,
Why have you not come,
I spend days in pursuit,
Of those who could be the one.
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2.
Grief Is The Thing I Eat

Grief is the thing I eat,
I chew till it hurts,
Till everything falls apart.
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3.
Sleepless

I write in the dark
After I've turned out the light
When the fan blades are wild
And the crickets come to life
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4.
I Am Them

I am my father's daughter,
I am my mother's child.
I wear his body like a sleeve,
Her intellect in my smile.
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5.
It's Dark Inside

Another day begins and ends,

The honorable Emptiness presides.
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6.
To Be Young

The clocks of ticking aspirations tock
While sounding bells of expiration toll
A symphony without a crescendo
Exemplified by the sighs of the old
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7.
Field

When I think of her
I think of a field that is endless
That the eye cannot contain
For which measurements are petty
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8.
Country

Please don't come back to my country
Dont roll up in my backyard
You'll find life has shriveled up
And its softness has gone hard
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9.
You Told Me

You told me not to drink and drive
But it's all I ever do
Only the drink can parch me dry
Of every thought of you
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10.
Happiness

From last April
To a June spent in misery
It once came for me
Eagerly
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