This poem is not about you

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This poem is about running full out on the beach
This poem is about splashing in the surf, and kicking up sand
This poem is about the smell of the sea air just before it rains

This poem is not about you
This poem is about smiling for no reason
This poem is singing “Barracuda” at the top its lungs
This poem does not care about rejection
This poem threw out all its regrets like an old toothbrush
This poem is not about who was right and who was wrong
Because
This poem is not about you
This poem is running into the future
Arms pumping
Lungs exhaling
This poems head is in the clouds
This poem is throwing its regrets like shells as far into the sea as it can
This poem is watching the sun set and the surf roll in
This poem doesn’t care if you
“Please read and tell me what you think”
Because
“What do you know about poetry anyway?”
This poem is not about you
This poem is not about losing and failure
This poem is not stopping at set backs and closed doors
This poem is not waiting for a text
This poem cut all its hair off and doesn’t care if anyone likes it
This poem does not even want to rhyme
This poem is watching the stars come out like spinning swirling diamonds
This poem is letting the past melt away
This poems cup is running over with joy beyond understanding 
This poem is about that high you feel when time stops and you stop trying to get ahead
So
you won’t get it
Because
This poem is not about you
This poem is running full out 
This poem is not looking back
Because
This poem is not about you
This poem is not about fear and self loathing
This poem is not asking your permission 
This poem is doesn’t care about your opinion 
This poem is sticking its head out the window on the way home
This poem is laughing obnoxiously
This poem is getting carried away
This poem refuses to be silent
This poem will never forget you
But
This poem is not about you

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