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The Myth (poem)

(a sort of companion piece to “The Men”)

The Myth

An empty picturebook
contains a rhetorical question

Would you buy a hole
if you knew it was haunted

Joes arise from the flank
They have phones they have axes

It’s a pretty decent crowd
They knock the wind out

A red limb points out:
The obvious

Why doesn’t anyone understand?
The obvious

Hold up
Something better is near

These are my people
Where are my people

Sun, October 16 2011 » Poetry

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