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

John Zedolik

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Tragic Structure

The first act features the clank of tire-iron
upon the new asphalt

The second, the thud of steel
against the one who would change
the now useless member

The third, the clump of flesh
onto a near, unyielding surface
certainly not grass

Then the departure of spirit—silent—
I surmise, so only a coda, beyond
the crash of acts.