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Unattended Rally

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as if naked,

somehow humiliating

a soul bared.


Spat out

on sawdust floors,

toward splintered feet

and bleeding ears.




comes riding

across an angry tongue




by bedraggled sheeple

bleating allegiance


unto the new unchallenged word.



take refuge

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White Feather

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White Feather

I didn’t see her pass me in the street,
the woman with the husband at the front,
but felt the tell-tale tickle of a feather -
pressed discreetly soft against my palm.
The accusation whispered in a hate-filled voice,
“Coward”, dripped with venom from her lips
and I assumed she talked to me, although I couldn’t see
if the feather in my hand was truly white.
For I had returne...

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