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

Joseph M. Gant


For Naught

morality is plastic-
pressed and molded,
not like cotton, earth

nor silk. the spider weaves
nature from between her legs;

tenuous as the fiber spun
from fields into the shrouds
all heros and all villains

wear alike beneath the dirt.
forgotten are the titles and deeds.