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Tuesday, April 12, 2011


by Bill Costley

Libyan conceits

Paid mercenaries play cards.
People risking death play spades.
People seeking freedom play hearts.
Troops suppressing freedom play clubs.
(The Colonel’s already got the diamonds.)
The suffering People play backgammon.

Bill Costley has served on the Steering Committee of the San Francisco Bay area chapter of the National Writers Union. He lives in Santa Clara, CA.