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poem #14



A drunkard’s guzzled several days,
And staggering outside,
Dull and disoriented, seeks,
But cannot find, a guide.

The hour proclaimed is even six,
Twice daily otium.
The arrow hangs at bottom rim
Like a dead pendulum.

The birth and dying of the light
Are symmetry in dim.
The day is leaching into night,
Or morning’s failing him.
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Submitted by DavidPlantinga on June 18, 2021

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