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Tuesday, October 23, 2012


by Jay Logan Lance

The Tour of France
has left its lance
behind, its jousted dance
on metal steeds, enhanced
with transfused medicaments,
belied the chance
that one, perchance,
être franc,
his cyclic prance
sept fois romanced,
his many “I did not” comments,
his anger-ridden rants,
his strong-arm stance,
his cure-for-cancer finance-
now seen askance,
and we, his many fans,
ask why, why Lance?

Jay Logan Lance is currently an MFA student at National University and a middle school science teacher in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.