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Epigrams II

Epigrams II

Sex Hex
by Michael R. Burch

Love's full of cute paradoxes
(and highly acute poxes).
 
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Midnight Stairclimber
by Michael R. Burch

Procreation
is at first great sweaty recreation,
then—long, long after the sex dies—
the source of endless exercise.

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The One True Poem
by Michael R. Burch

Love was not meaningless ...
nor your embrace, nor your kiss.

And though every god proved a phantom,
still you were divine to your last dying atom ...

So that when you are gone
and, yea, not a word remains of this poem,

even so,
We were One.

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The Poem of Poems
by Michael R. Burch

for Beth

This is my Poem of Poems, for you.
Every word ineluctably true:
I love you.

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Here and Hereafter
by Michael R. Burch

Life’s saving graces are love, pleasure, laughter ...
wisdom, it seems, is for the Hereafter.

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Meal Deal
by Michael R. Burch

Love is a splendid ideal
(at least till it costs us a meal).

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Vice Grip
											
There’s no need to rant about Al-Qaeda and ISIS.
The cruelty of “civilization” suffices:
our ordinary vices.

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Piecemeal
by Michael R. Burch

And so it begins—the ending.
The narrowing veins, the soft tissues rending.
Your final solution is pending.

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The Whole of Wit
by Michael R. Burch

for Richard Moore

If brevity is the soul of wit
then brevity and levity 
are the whole of it.

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Redefinitions

Faith: falling into the same old claptrap.—Michael R. Burch

Religion: the ties that blind.—Michael R. Burch

Baseball: lots of spittin’ mixed with some hittin’.—Michael R. Burch

Trickle down economics: an especially pungent golden shower.—Michael R. Burch

Poetry: the art of finding the right word at the right time.—Michael R. Burch






Copyright © Michael Burch | Year Posted 2019

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  1. Date: 12/12/2019 2:49:00 AM

    This is poignant and heartfelt. "even so, We were One." Lovely!

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