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  • Gary Hunter

As always with Value - July 28, 2020

a poet should never cage a moment

never grab and hold but free it

flush out what’s there in hiding

and it’s OK to scavenge and rummage

dig a little turn things over stomp a bit

wear your thick-booted curiosity

watch for fur or feathers

that make a dash for freedom

and detail their escape

and as always with poetic value

it will be the author’s skill and dexterity

pitted against the sound of oooooh

from a single stone-faced reader


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