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on the surface

 The grocer still smiles at the family
Passing by his counter, owl-eyed at the
Fresh food display,
Shot down in the streets defending freedom,
While shareholders measure outcomes.
In the forest, a doe watches her fawn nibble
Plant growth-
O Holy God, save our souls!
Soldiers march in protest-
Lance the lies! walk the tallgrass,
Finding peace-




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  1. Date: 10/6/2011 10:30:00 AM
    So good to hear from you again [re blog comment!] yup flashbacks to the SDS meeting with Wall Street flooded with protesters!! I've often thought OFF the grid is the way to go! BIG HUGS

  1. Date: 10/2/2011 10:55:00 PM
    Hi..James.. glad to see u on the soup tonight... A clever poem... Thank u for the peace at hand... P.d.

  1. Date: 8/18/2011 11:20:00 PM
    amen.. grocers and fawns are seriously underrated. Nice write, JMG. Thank you.

  1. Date: 8/18/2011 11:20:00 PM
    Visually interesting contrast in imagery.