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I confess,
I donít understand
how we arrived here
from sweaty naked beasts
rutting in the darkness of my cave,
to you staring through me
while I frantically grasp
for the edges of conversation.
Youíve held me
in your mouth, smiling
but now Iím a stranger?
Iíve carried the marks of your nails,
trophies on my shoulders
and now you have
no words for me?
I once believed,
that together we had meaning,
only to be left ill at ease
by the unclean feeling
your eyes leave on my face.

Smile if you're stupid,
laugh if you understand.

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The following comments are for "Write Off: Carnal Amnesia"
by Bartleby

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Ok, this is great work. I can see the frustration element mixed with quite a few other emotional states. The piece flows well and creates a good mental picture. Once again, a higher rating would've been forth coming but...

( Posted by: Apathy's tears [Member] On: July 1, 2002 )

I feel dirty......
Excellent work, I think it gets the job done and in an interesting way. I would have rated you higher but I think I bungled up my curve a few stories ago.... hehehe

( Posted by: kross [Member] On: July 2, 2002 )

This piece is excellent work. My only reason for so low a rating here is because it expresses so many other emotions such as confusion and bitterness that seem to overpower the frustration aspect.

( Posted by: Khazra3829 [Member] On: July 4, 2002 )

re: Carnal Amnesia

Good poem and it worked well in this write off. I could sense the frustration.

I would have rated it higher except for some reason it felt like it was a little off. I can't put my finger on what was off though. I don't know if a word or something threw in a catch for me or if it was just timing or what. It was good though.

( Posted by: Chrispian [Admin] On: July 7, 2002 )

re: Carnal Amnesia
Discriptive, emotional, evocative. You've covered the bases with this one. Only thing I'd change would be the first line "I confess" as it contributes nothing and isn't as good an opener as the second line. I threw it out in my reading, and I think you should too. The rest is purely captivating.

( Posted by: malthis [Member] On: July 8, 2002 )

"by the unclean feeling
your eyes leave on my face"
You've got a nifty turn of phrase there.


( Posted by: redbear [Member] On: July 10, 2002 )

this was disturbing, dirty, sinful, depressing, and other words, I like it a lot. The imagery is very well used. It's just a very well-written piece.

( Posted by: the Co.konspirator [Member] On: July 10, 2002 )

I must say that it was intresting. You my dear get a 7.

( Posted by: lovesessence [Member] On: July 16, 2003 )

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