I Cannot Read Shakespeare Right Now
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I Cannot Read Shakespeare Right Now

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I Cannot Read Shakespeare Right Now
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I cannot read Shakespeare right now,

I have my own words to untangle.

They are riots inside of my skull, that

I tried to tame, but was not able---

To put out the fires that burnt peace

To the ground.

And I cannot keep interpreting

the metaphors of my ever-changing world.

How am I supposed to define something,

That could mean a thousand different words?

So right now, I cannot bear to read

Shakespeare!

For we already spend our whole lives

Speaking in riddles to one another.


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