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Painful reality, Doug. Very accurately drawn and raw. That unbearable,
inaccurate self confidence.

Thanks, Sheila

On Wed, Aug 29, 2018, 8:15 AM Douglas Barbour <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>      On the 31st floor
>       a gold plated door
>       won’t keep out
>       the Lord’s burning rain
>                     Gram Parsons
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> on just such a floor     i
> some office suite
> a man or woman powers policy
> makes or takes phonecalls
> listens & gives orders to
> men & women     serving
> country     party     self
> people will die    some
> rape & torture   inevitable
> in this messy arrangement
> called war     or cleansing
> there are precedents    &
> a clarified future to achieve
> & will     will power
> it all
> abstracted     up there
> they know they’re right
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> Douglas Barbour
> [log in to unmask]
> https://eclecticruckus.wordpress.com/
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> Recent publications: (With Sheila E Murphy) Continuations & Continuations
> 2 (UofAPress).
> Recording Dates (Rubicon Press).
> Listen. If (UofAPress):
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> Shakespeare
> Drag yr mouldy old bones
> Up these stairs & tell me
> What you died of,
> I think
> I’ve got it
> Too.
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