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Classic poem of the day

HE DREW a circle that shut me out—
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!

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member poem of the day

gossamer flames
lace the oak
church pew
cracking varnish
not yet worn off
by a thousand pious
asses stretching time

my neighbor worships
football as I worship
flame

little suns
on earth
warm
my heart

my knuckles
crack over
the ashes
of archaim
tracing portraits:
children yet
to be born
stars long
since expired
crude cartoons

lit by flares
exhaust
pipe torches
burning the last
oil
no longer
necessary
there’s so much
of society left
to burn –
this global warming
will leave no one
in the cold

First published in On The Verge - http://otvmagazine.com/2016/02/01/global-warming-initiative-2016/

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