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Villanelle: Break not chains Sartre hooked on ankles in disdain

Villanelle: Break not chains Sartre hooked on ankles in disdain Break not chains Sartre hooked on ankles in disdain No Lawrence outsider sups with wooden spoon Don’t bitter gruel course through low coolie-lines vein One thing’s to espouse the cause of mighty swain Another to champion masses without boon Break not chains Sartre hooked on ankles in disdain Shut not windows when floors are not wet with rain Let not those who suffocate force you to swoon Don’t bitter gruel course through low coolie-lines vein Who writes in huis clos invisible inane Turn Left to stand up for the ‘pariah’ goon Break not chains Sartre hooked on ankles in disdain How much less harm this world could have borne sans pain If only from mouth you spat out silver spoon Don’t bitter gruel course through low coolie-lines vein Go tell the coolie his life is his to brain Break existential chain with will not too soon Break not chains Sartre hooked on ankles in disdain Don’t bitter gruel course through low coolie-lines vein (c) T. Wignesan - Paris, 2017

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