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whimper

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whimper

damn you, you beat poets
for reminding me where I have
not been;
damn you in San Francisco
damn you in New York
damn you in Denver
Paris; Mexico City;

I stand at my river
in my city
leaning forward
and releasing
not a throaty howl,

but a wispy whimper
because it's the best
thing achievable here;

damn your sartoris
and your delusions
your zen lunacies

damn you
in your west
damn you
in your eastern
thoughts.


I am but a daisy
that looks like a rifle
but you were rifles
that looked like daisies.

damn you
damn you
damn you

m.a.h. aka Ozgarth