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

Lisa Alexander Baron

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You are now a livable myth.
No rebuke rises

from your bed nailed
to the earth's floor.

Rich, dark dirt smothers
our mis-aligned words

and jagged silences,
these fractured bones.

Some kind of grace pushes
from the ribs of this lily's

stem, a bit of white
that boldly shows its head
from our death-womb.