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Tattered

Jim Boring

The old book is dog-eared and dog gnawed
Some puppy along the long line of pups
With a taste for literature has taken a corner

As I have myself; just a pleasant corner
Of the great matter of it all; a taste, no more.

Her tears are just a salty taste as well;
Spray from the oceanic suffering

And this is how one eats the elephant
Devours the cataclysm: one taste
One tear at a time.



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Jim Boring, a contributing editor and marketing director for Ink Pot, continues with his corporate communications business. He has just completed the manuscript of Condo, a sequence of poems that portrays the lives of the aged population of a South Florida condominium.


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