preparations

in a nearby camp
guitar & two singers play
“Fields of Athenry”
twenty one times in a row
altering styles & tempos

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night

In the dark fold
Of night
Trembling with fright
At the sight
Of his might
She yearned
For a slice of light
To erase her plight

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Mortals

In our quest
For eternity
We need to
Comprehend:
We are
But mortals
In this brutal
World
Where days
Are numbered
For every guest

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Ache

The tender
Lovely ache
On my back
As I lay awake
Grew into a pain
For it was a sprain
And took me a week
To forsake

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Red as death

She was wheeled in
Red as death
Her scream
Piercing
The dark silence.
The jab
Of needle
Calmed her
Into sleep
When she woke
She spoke
In #MadVerse

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Discount Bin

Bogart.
Lauren Bacall.
Katherine Hepburn, too.
All their work reduced to one-word
labels.

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