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Issue # 3 January 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

JB Mulligan



I'm better for the longer path:
the detours through the streets
of three AM and flashing lights;
the meadows busy with
the insect swirl; the leafy road
through unkempt crowds of trees -
all bearing forth the easy load
of ever-shifting skies.

I'll finish where I started out
but still too far away
to measure, since you measure that
in miles of time - a day
to look back over all I've seen
and treasure what was there.
No moans of missing everywhere
or what I haven't done.