Maureen McManus

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Smart Like Camus - Poem by Maureen McManus

All my life I felt I should apologise
because I’m smart.
Like Camus,
as though my intelligence
was an insult to someone.

I’m not that smart you know
it’s an act.
When I stand in front
and you see smartness,
you reflect.
All it is,
is hunger.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 13, 2003



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