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

Ed Shacklee

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Book of Hours

The night was a B movie called
Annabelle Lee vs. The Hollow Men, starring
Annette Funicello and Boris Karloff,

while morning was a weak, weak tea –
a face in the cup's bottom oblivious
to why it was drowning –

and the day, a short story by Ernest Hemingway
punched by a typewriter, words bitten off
like the heads of chickens.