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Friday, May 29, 2009


by Bill Costley

"They removed
Pursuit of Happiness
from their currency,
replacing it with
In God We Trust,"
observed our guide
to the ruins of D.C.,
"their Despoiled City,
useful for instruction,"
without elucidation.

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