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Degrees of Separation - Oct. 29, 2023

while Israel plays the cat’s fury

with the spit of rockets

and paws of tanks

Hamas is the chased mouse

running through the living rooms

of all the other mice

- - -

Ukraine and Russia continue to bleed

In body count for a few inches of dirt

- - -

and in my country a weapons expert

takes target practice on a chilly night

in Maine at a bar and bowling alley


this the headline news playing

at the Texas Roadhouse as I

in an animal frenzy fang

the meat off baby backs

bleeding in barbeque sauce


and it hits me


how many degrees of separation

would that make me?

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