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Donnelly Fenn

I mustn’t let my imagination run wild,

and worst of all, put pen to paper.

There…..I’m doing it now,

even as we speak.


I can see the blue ink spreading

across the lifeless paper,

Filling all emptiness before it,

like a flash flood.



And what is to be gained

when all is said and done?

When the consequences of outrageous ego

are viewed in the light of  reflection?


When only a small space, manufactured

from some unwilling tree

in the limitless universe,

Will be filled with meandering banalities

of a semi-bored man

who felt moved to validate

a common moment…..


….With a slight, but earnest effort to prove

beyond a shadow of a doubt,

that a man, when left unattended,

will resort inevitably to


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