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  1. Haha.It just made my day.I am so enthralled.I read it twice and I read all the comments to know everyone’s opinion! You are a beautiful writer! Beautiful indeed! 🙂


  2. Love it. Full of astute observations!! I started to wonder why it was called “Gum” and before I could even formulate the question, you answered it.

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  4. “Everyone trying hard to look

    Like they are not looking at themselves

    While they look at themselves.” wonderful! I like how you have penned down your observation articulately. 🙂


  5. Brought the reader on a journey, traipsing past all these stores, individuals, and the character’s actions as well as thoughts. Well-done.


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  7. The picture caught my eye as soon as I scrolled down to your poem. I wondered if the pack of gum was original to the picture. I love your take on the shops. Your ending somehow manages to be a paradox with the picture. I love it!


  8. Simple, familiar, yet so unique. I love these lines. “Everyone trying hard to look Like they are not looking at themselves While they look at themselves. I hate to admit doing that, but I do!” 🙂

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  9. Loved this, loved being in that convenience store with you, and then with you and your thoughts and the chocolate bar as you wander back. O.Henry could not have stuck that ending better. Superb! ~ Peri

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