Flash Poet

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Have you ever

So desperately tried

To skip through a book

Simply to find

A certain part

But keep realizing

You’re absolutely absorbed

In the story

And try to rush ahead

Only to realize

You haven’t skipped

A single line?

You’ve just been trying

To read even faster

And since you’ve

Already read it before

Your mind calls up

The different images

Despite reading too fast

To comprehend

You miss nothing

From the first go through

Or each of the later

Re-reads

I don’t know about y’all

But when I finally

Get to the part

I was originally looking for

A lightbulb goes off

And I suddenly go

‘Oh Yeah! That’s what I was looking for!’

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