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Tattered notebook

Tattered notebook,

tell the truth.


Are the words you contain 

intended to hurt or maim?

Or do you hold more?...


Do you hold some secrets 

of a lover’s poem forgone. 

Words never correct to share.


Or are you home to an essay plan?

For an economics exam long complete 

And won.


Tattered notebook, 

with your rainbow inks; 

Tattoos of ideas passed.


Tattered notebook,

with your pages lost;

leaves forgone in the battle of the draft... 


Or notes passed in class.


Photo by Julia Joppienon Unsplash

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