Poems

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481.
Quote From A T Shirt

482.
Pause Before Adoration

If the Pharisees and Saducees were the elites of their day
Jesus did not come to save them
Though in history they would turn his cross to sword
And mangle many others as surely in his name
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483.
Transaction

The waitress quotes a beer at $3.50
The register corrects at $4.00
She gets her $1.00 tip
I smile and sweetly state Sam’s sells
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484.
Doug Cooper And The Morning Mensch

In the corner of the donut shop I remember him
Philadelphia’s gem merchant extraordinaire
Whose advertising visage haunted national magazines
Scion of separate fortune
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485.
Ashes

'Remember man that thou art dust
and to dust thou shalt return, ” intoned
my childhood’s priest. With age has come
the simple realization that the ashes of the church
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486.
Spark

You were flint I was steel
Perhaps it was the other way around
Or did I just play the clown?
At distance it is hard to say.
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487.
Hollywood And The Death Of The Ship’s Captain

When age eight or so
If memory still serves at sunset
The World War II movie was called: “Away All Ships”
The captain at his post was killed
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488.
A Truth Never Understood In Youth

It is a truth not understood in youth
That those who get to paint the queen
Do best not to presume
Upon their majestie’s knowledge of subtle things
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489.
On A Moving Mountain

A mountain moved before the house
It is the garbage truck seen without glasses
Or was it only a hill, a mound, an eminence?
I doubt the driver cares about linguistic precision
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490.
The Thank You

When the daughter of fourteen years gave the unbidden ‘thank you’
I was surprised – mind – not being on folded laundry
It made me reflect on the father who raised me
The emperor who never said thank you nor his boss
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