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December 13, 2019 Poetry

I Threw in an Extra Fuck 

Leah Umansky

I Threw in an Extra Fuck  photo

                     for virginia

I threw in an extra fuck because it’s spring

I threw in an extra fuck because the long before is here

I threw in an extra fuck because the riveting scene is delivered

I threw in an extra fuck because this is grueling

I threw in an extra fuck because I have noted the exploits 

I threw in an extra fuck because the shit is burgeoning

I threw in an extra fuck because the shit is rising

I threw in an extra fuck because i don’t know what matters

I threw in an extra fuck because of courage

I threw in an extra fuck because tactics are rising in my throat

I threw in an extra fuck because I’m political

I threw in an extra fuck because why the fuck not?

I threw in an extra fuck because we need a new beginning

I threw in an extra fuck because of discrimination

I threw in an extra fuck because I have seen the luminaries

I threw in an extra fuck because I see you

I threw in an extra fuck because your curtain will soon be torn

I threw in an extra fuck because it isn’t all hope and dreams

I threw in an extra fuck because sometimes language is ugly

I threw in an extra fuck because of my sympathy

I threw in an extra fuck because chance is brilliant

I threw in an extra fuck because victory is near

I threw in an extra fuck because the throat is remarkable

I threw in an extra fuck because it isn’t all about what you say

I threw in an extra fuck because the tyrant only speaks bullshit

 

image: Dorothy Chan


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