“Nero”

 

 

 

 

NERO

 

Life as we know it is over
or haven’t you noticed?
O frog in the pot
heating
simmering sizzling
until – Grenouille!

Or else you’re trying
with might and main
to not
notice
since
pretence
is survival.

Or
on the other hand
if there’s still another hand
it’s – what else?
your money!
buying
blissful
coveted
insulation.

 

– Diane Sophrin.
  Vermont, 8.24.19

 

 

 

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