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Poetry by Robert Stone: Too much of me

Too much of me
- a sonnet of the sturdy hold of habit
My friends have told me plainly to my face
I talk too much and listen not enough.
Decorum wants to keep me in my place
and I self-righteous that advice rebuff.

To laugh at my own jokes is wont condemned.
I do not even comfort self by cheat.
My stories apropos, not hawed and hemmed,
will drive a point or pointless meet defeat.

I loving you protest I love you not.
Commitment would my story tear apart.
New themes not habit would determine plot
and resolution still unknown break heart.

When I in others own what I may be,
I fear they likewise see too much of me.
- Robert Stone, 24 June 2012
The next earlier Robert Stone poem: Poetry by Robert Stone: All who went before, a sonnet

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