Winter Came In Like A Tumor

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Windsickle

Punished my lungs

 

 

Ruin blessed me

With a steady job

 

 

I wouldn’t want my soul

On my conscience

 

 

The inmates are

Very kind to me

 

 

I wonder what

They symbolize

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William Merricle lives in Lima, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Pudding,
Slipstream, ZeroCity, and many other publications. He is capable of 35,600
gigaflops per second.

“Winter Came In Like A Tumor” © 2010 by William Merricle, used with permission

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