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Friday, September 16, 2011


by Charlie Mehrhoff

The school bus of democracy
stuck in high gear,
out of control,
heading for the wall.

No driver.
Or too many drivers –
the school board,
miles away
from the screams
of the children,
over which way
to go.

Hope: being a swift U-turn
upon the razor’s edge.

Charlie Mehrhoff has sent out little work in the past decade but has occasionally offered some words to The New Verse News.