Kitten of industrial beauty

Superbly splashed with American bleach

Rolling around in balmy central intimacy

Like the ripest Victorian peach

Brightest candle in the blackest night

How I cultivate your sizeable plight

Sweeping hors-d'ouevres from your abundant table

Broken in the floods of minimal reverse

Short of adding a chapter to your enchanting fable

Now the annual fires of battle burn to a cinder

Drained, sucked into the chasm of unexpected loss

Think of your ascent on the mountain of achievement

To layer the forthcoming desolation with gloss.


By Paul Ginz (

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