Crystal morning

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

All those years of baskets and filters and chipped mugs and spilled sugar stirs
and caramel rings around many a printed report, get pushed aside by a blown out candle’s retort.

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The Puppetmaster’s lamentation

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Within every person is a string-puller,
a king-maker, and a doppelgänger.

Humans love to pretend
and to be in a position of power.

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I forgot to forget

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

They say it’s your . . . uh . . .
Well.  Hope it’s a good one.

I put it on my calendar, the day you and I
had that thing back in the 2000s.

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