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Saturday, July 22, 2006


by Erle Kelly

That cells contain life.
That cells incarcerate lives.
That cells extend life.
That cells divide humanity.
That cells challenge morality.
That cells politicize, terrorize.
That cells communicate.
That cells unify, multiply.
That cells atrophy and die.

Erle Kelly lives in Long Beach, CA and is a graduate of Cal State University Long Beach. For the last three years he has participated in a local poetry workshop conducted by published poet and writer, Donna Hilbert. Since Erle's retirement he volunteers his time tutoring, working for the local United Nations Association, traveling with his wife, Kristine, gardening, reading and writing.