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I let the world off the hook today
and let it fall into the sea;
too tough to eat, too small to see,
I do not like the taste of gray.

Extinctions and injustices have been at play
since long before I piece-meal sold my empathy.
I let the world off the hook today;
I do not like the taste of gray.

Columbus sailed without my say:
who isn’t driven by economy?
Awareness near became the death of me.
From here on, peace will guide my way.
I let the world off the hook today.

~~~

This 13-line poem is a rondel that repeats two key lines and adheres to a rhyme scheme of Abba abAB abbaA. It’s a great outlet for when you’ve had too much of something and feel the need to rant.

© Elaine Stirling, 2014

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