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Wednesday, March 11, 2009


by Bill Costley

Rush sniffs his manicured fingers,
stealthily reinserting them deep
into the source of his inspiration,
dreaming of a bubbly high-colonic
capable of purifying his thinking.

“My load’s greater than the masses
can carry,” he silently maunders,
knowing it would be fatal if heard
outside the hard castle of EIB:
Excellence in Broadcasting

where resonance validates all.

Bill Costley serves on the Steering Committee of the San Francisco Bay area chapter of the National Writers Union.