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Sunday, January 13, 2008

PUSH BUTTON

by Marge Merrill


I think
I might
gag
on the simple word--
Change.

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 www.wordfaery.com.