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  • Gary Hunter

My Sadness is Old - Dec. 30, 2022

from an upbringing

of pushing little sorrows down

into a container

long filled to the brim


it’s when a leak springs

a day like today comes


something no explanation

therapy or support will help

for the trickle will self-seal

in time


if not

I’m a decent plumber


I know how to shut it off

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