Monday, April 18, 2005

Poem: The Countdown

The countdown is long:
3 Years
9 Months
4 Days
20 Hours
10 Minutes
17 Seconds.

Long Tall 'Abe weeps agates
From his throne of marble.
A wig of pain settles in.

The reign of error brings on xenophobia
And a touch of The Jitters.
Even a spring day is suspect.

A nervous wind
Rattles the windowpanes
In time with the sabres.

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