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September 18, 2023


By Giovanni Mangiante


Sprawled on the grass bottle in hand
I watched the light of a dozen dead stars
and concluded
hate, fear, and melancholy
will outlast the doves of peace
and love must have been murdered
inside a Brooklyn bar
in 1922.

Article © Giovanni Mangiante. All rights reserved.
Published on 2023-05-08
Image(s) are public domain.
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