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Monday, September 18, 2023


by Jeff Burt

Craig Bennett

If only we had political strength WD-40, 
that you could spray a little on an MTG or MG 
and the braying, the screeching, the informing 
about its presence could be silenced by a squirt. 

The door would re-assume humility 
in being a utility again, no longer the portal 
which the candidates think they provide
into a yawning perfecting future, 
but simple wood, hinged and soundless,
meant once to be opened, and then kept shut.

Jeff Burt lives in Santa Cruz County, California and has worked in administration of electronics and mental health care.