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Issue Three & Poetry

Superfluent

By Ron Barton

 

I am well versed

in being an unnecessary extra.

I speak third wheel

like it is my native tongue.

It sounds like torment

but it’s not.

You see,

it would be lonely

if this was all I was seen to be

but my friends don’t think of me

as a spare.

To them I am not

redundant,

I am an

enhancement.

To them I am

the cherry on top.

I am

superfluent.

 

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