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Cover by Randy Mora


I pressed my ear against the wall
I heard a candle flame

sing a torch song to the sun
Burning in love

I beseech you
to let this burning

be how I reach you.
A gung ho moth yelled,

Geronimo,
before flying headlong

into the fire.
I cringed when I heard it sizzle.

I flinched when another moth shouted,
Quasimodo,

& ran amuck in the belfry.
Cherubic laughter rang out

& kneaded manna
out of apparently nothing

as apparently nothing
needed kneading.

I started to speak in tongues
but so far I am able to bite each one.  



Mike Casetta

   
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