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Banned.

“At Play and at Fire its Good manners to Give Place to the last Commer, and affect not to Speak Louder than Ordinary.” G. Washington

Cunning and closed, a canker that blots out care,
we carry fear in our hearts like a boulder,
blocking closed the door, giving strangers a glare.
“Cunning and closed, a canker that blots out care,
that’s you,” we say, carving stone into a nightmare
in which, trapped, we trade ‘hold her’ for ‘smolder.’
Cunning and closed, a canker that blots out care,
we carry fear in our hearts like a boulder.

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