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


Pushcart nominee Bruce McRae is a Canadian musician with over 900 poems published internationally, including, Rattle and The North American Review. His first book, 'An Unbecoming Fit of Frenzy', is available now via Amazon Books. To see and hear more poems go to 'BruceMcRaePoetry' on YouTube.

Bruce McRae

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Gag Order

The last night on Earth
slipped quietly away.
The sky turned from that deep
rich blue the Sumerians so loved
to a godawful abyssal black.

Drinkers in the Sword and Rosary
paused between breaths
as an infinitely fabulous
maker willed them from one
level of existence to another.

Then somebody somewhere
said something bordering on wise –
as if anyone were listening.
And the less said about it the better.