Cut the last lines

This is one of those writing rules like show don't tell that gets brought up in every workshop. Basically end the poem a couple of lines before where you think it ends. This way, it is more enigmatic and less explicit.

It also works for stories- end it when everything changes, not in the aftermath.

David Ralph Lewis- Notes

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