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A Hundred Gourds 5:2 March 2016

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Matthew Caretti – USA


The LIE: Reprise on an American Dream


Ferlinghetti said it all in his “Queens Cemetery, Setting Sun.” Well . . . most of it. So City Lights added Ginsberg’s Moloch, the beast responsible for the mighty howl. These days in Queens, smokestacks overshadow the same marble fingertips of guardian angels. Blackening with soot each date and name.

passing lane
a Ferrari idles
in traffic


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