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everyone fends
for himself.
society’s favorite proverb.

fence constructed (check)
in place (check);
now go, seize the day!
(in your neatly erected prison)

to show
weakness
means getting crushed
to pulp; the brink of extinction
under
bureaucrats’ shiny boots.

pay them well…
blood money;
it looks like
Tom Sawyer’s new Gang
missed a few spots –
there were
not enough funds;
there were
gaping holes
in the contract.

to each his own
mankind
consists of
black, white;
shades of gray…
and, if we’re lucky,
there’s still color
on the edges.

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Brian is tending the bar over at dVerse – today, we are to write poems inspired by Sue Ann‘s lovely artwork. Come join us!

photo credits: Sue Ann

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