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Sunday, December 06, 2020


by Damian Balassone

The greatest trick 
the devil ever pulled 
was convincing the world
he didn’t exist.
The greatest trick
the politician ever pulled
was convincing the world
he wasn’t a politician.

Damian Balassone is an Australian poet whose work has appeared in over 100 publications, most notably in The New York Times.  He is the author of three volumes of poetry, including Strange Game in a Strange Land.