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Comments about Don Brandis
</>many-handed like a home crowd welcomes a congressman
visiting his district with their petitions
a rhododendron supplicates the sun
with shiny hard-coated dark green leaves
each a pair of closed lips narrow at the corners
swollen in the middle each with the same
hard-to-read expression not quite a smirk
lips can't be expressionless even when asleep
but can be between expressions as these are
though even pauses can be read by intimates
the sun can be counted on most of the year
unlike politicians if you're asking and aren't paying
'Ahhhhh' they think ...