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watermelon (4-8-01)

a watermelon is thrown
and as it grazes the sky
it smashes into a building, content
though its seeds are bitter,
as they've seen the other watermelons take the chance
and they know the other watermelons gave away
crimson stained smiles, seeds and parents content.

it feels like a ratio,
like sometimes he can't venture out of his life's
parameters..
and he was programmed from birth through childhood
and here's what he's left with:
not yet a score but bitter
sometimes he falls asleep and it's nice
and when he wakes up it's almost the dream
but he can see the numbers
and he knows he hasn't beaten them.