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  1. Laissez Faire
    April 20, 2017 @ 3:16 am

    This is a poem that sings for the introverted, but it speaks to everyone in those moments.

    I liked this:

    document every moment
    of that constant effort you put in
    to pretending you’re not scared

    Why do we worry so much about the stains and misplaced hairs?

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    • Cheney
      April 20, 2017 @ 7:53 pm

      Thank you 🙂 Even when I am writing about something specific like this I try to make it broad enough for everyone to find a way to connect.

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  2. innatejames
    April 20, 2017 @ 6:15 pm

    This is exactly what social anxiety feels like.

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    • Cheney
      April 20, 2017 @ 7:51 pm

      Yes, that’s what I was trying to portray. I am very familiar with it, haha!

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  3. Kelsey Stone
    April 21, 2017 @ 12:10 am

    Your line breaks are very impactful, especially in the second stanza. Those last three lines are broken down perfectly to slow the reader and linger on the words there.

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    • Cheney
      April 21, 2017 @ 4:16 pm

      Thank you, Kelsey 🙂

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