Volume 91, Issue 86
Thursday, March 12, 1998
3,770 strong and growing
|ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
All in together
with conflict at our backs,
clawing for a handhold.
We confront the resistance,
but only one of us a veteran of oppression
decides to do what is best.
We dissipate and allow him voice
which he carefully inflects
with absolving benediction and
Even as he pardons the gods of suffrage,
the world spins its circles on the table,
never slowing quite enough to reveal
the location of infamy.
In the void where wasting and wartime
tend to take precedence,
a hardened soldier places his beret
on the globe
and smiles at the coming apocalypse.
Corwyn Liam Birch
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