Still Life

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Still Life (or A Lament for 2016)

Here at flower fall

Where the petal lies

The sun can shine

and the birds can sing

But I cannot be happy today

There where books are bound

There where dance is held

The waving poppy waves goodbye

And cannot be happy today

The market road is high and hard

And there he waits to mark his card

The thunder cracks, a blade reveals

A moment in a still life

Now that reason rests

grace cannot remain

boors and cheats

surround us now

I cannot be happy today

The brand new land the mob has won

Cannot survive the being done

Fools and liars lead us now

Our glory is behind us

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