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Saturday, January 12, 2008


by Marge Merrill

I think
I might
on the simple word--

This declaration fits nicely
into sound bytes on the evening news,
the mantra true believers plaster on car bumpers
or raise like a contrary battle flag

and yet--
the sound is as hollow
as the promises
held out
by the same tired hands.

Marge Merrill has produced a spoken word CD, eclectic, available through