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Show me the Road to
Oblivion

so many fine folk are
on it

Show me the All-Night Diner of

Desire
right on that road

a riotous brisk business
twenty-four seven

They serve hot meals
right out of the

oven

cold meals from a
refrigerator’s steam

Show me the Road of
Congratulations

starting the steep incline

a life well-lived and
ultimately hallowed

bathed in direct
sunlight

where the sky
rips itself open

and covers its
travelers like bark

against the elements
closing the open end

around the starry configurations

whose beams inspire
the sweetest declarations

and the profoundest
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12/26/2016 (from 23)

Categories: Poems

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