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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Mary Crosby

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After Six Months Unemployed

Dream Closed to Reality
declares today's headline.
"Ain't that the truth," I say
to the empty house
picturing a barricade, a detour sign,
the road to success
rutted and blocked.

But when I turn the paper
right-side up the bold caption
actually reads: Dream Closer
to Reality
. And I wish it could be
that easy, a simple adjustment
in perspective
when the world seems upside down.