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Short Poem: Two Ways of Getting There

Nicholas Wright is a former student of Columbia University's MFA program in poetry. He has more poems than he knows what to do with...

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Two Ways of Getting There

He tried to be good to the point of exhaustion,
left unmanaged,
became irritation,
became paranoia,
became hatred.

Lived only for himself,
completely unashamed,
made a joke of everything.
Sarcasm to the point of exhaustion.
Misunderstanding became irritation,
became paranoia,
became hatred.