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POET'S CORNER FOR JULY, 1996


"CITY FLIES"

City flies are fewer
than country flies you've known
but are bigger and are shrewd
They attack you when you're nude
They are greener and/or bluer
and they never work alone
for they have important friends
in the sewer

Flying sinkers, flying sliders,
though the target's slow and fat
you have swung, he is not smitten
You have missed
While your lobe is being bitten
you will find you broke your wrist
with your shoe
City flies are the survivors
of encounters such as this,
each a battle-tough guerrilla
fed on chocolate and vanilla
won from bring-em-back-alivers
such as you

Clear Dotby Alan Van Dine

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StarADDITIONAL POET'S CORNERS:

June, 1996
"My Neighbor's Roses" by A.L. Gruber


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