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A New Law

Greg Delanty
Let there be a ban on every holiday.

        No ringing in the new year.

No fireworks doodling the warm night air.

        No holly on the door. I say

let there be no more.

        For many are not here who were here before.

Copyright © 2010 by Greg Delanty. Used with permission of the author.

Copyright © 2010 by Greg Delanty. Used with permission of the author.

Greg Delanty

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I'm back again scrutinizing the Milky Way
          of your ultrasound, scanning the dark			   			              	
                    matter, the nothingness, that now the heads say
          is chockablock with quarks & squarks,
gravitons & gravitini, photons & photinos. Our sprout,
			
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