Poetry

John Ellison Davies: Two Poems

To the Legislators I, the people, have waited patiently   I gave you my vote and you conspired against me, my friends, family and children   I revoke your power   I, the people, may govern myself in any way I choose   you are dismissed   you will not be forgiven but you will not be punished   your lives will be spared   go now       Million Dollar Poem   from an unknown author it appeared, quite unexpectedly, in The New Yorker   short and simple it flashed sparks of all known longing and fear and…

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