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The Condemned

by A. K. Sykora


A drip of poison
warms the blood;

Don’t drink it all
or you must die;

But there’s no limit
to your tears:

Weep freely then
Your four-score years.


© 2008 A. K. Sykora

A.K. Sykora lives in Hannover, Germany with her patient husband and three huge Forest Cats. To date she has placed 60 poems and 27 tales in the small press or on the web.

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