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February 26, 2024


By Shelly J. Norris


Ambiguous days left ajar at dusk; unread
papers, unopened envelopes, airtight, sound.
Once-this-lifetime offers declined
too good to be believed.

If myths teach us anything
it is that the oracles' pronouncements,
cryptic and clouded, reveal just enough detail
to cause trouble, like knowing the right

amount of Russian to be drawn
into a conversation that devolves to a riddle.
Where we accidentally conjure the crux, live
out the paradox where fate rarely ends well.

Article © Shelly J. Norris. All rights reserved.
Published on 2022-05-30
Image(s) are public domain.
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