David Floren

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1.
Mark Twain Is Plumb Wrong

[N.B. This poem is a reaction to Mark Twain's notion that '[w]ar talk by men who have been in a war is always interesting; whereas moon talk by a poet who has not been in the moon is likely to be dull.' (source: Bartlett’s Book of Quotations, p.623 §16) .]

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2.
Pride Eschews Crutches

A crutch wedged in a thankful pit,
Close-gripped with a knurled fist
- Suspension bridge of pure grit -
Each reached plank, a pearled day.
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3.
Water Moths Don'T Rush In

Squirm in your seat and grind your teeth,
Rub your hands and set your jaw
Right when it takes you.
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4.
Thing

Life is rich with such variety.
Makes me itch with much anxiety

For liberal action.
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5.
Line Break Liner Notes

Our lives, our souls – they're
Actually down here,
hard-returned.
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