writing: rhyming - paul lisson


In For A Penny

Ezra Pound found it easy to agree,
not with this, or necessarily that,
but uniforms ~ awakened perpetual
darkness and cheer. Consult the
secret atlas, the atlas of fear.
Embrangle the threads, thoughts,
and themes. The blessed dead
will never know the chuff I am.



Published in Descant Issue 131.







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