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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Michael R. Burch

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Sweet Centerless Sixteen

Inconsolable as "love" had left your heart,
you woke this morning eager to pursue
warm lips again, or something "really cool"
on which to press your lips and leave their mark.

As breath upon a windowpane at dawn
soon glows, a spreading halo full of sun,
your first thought of love blinks wildly-on and on . . .
then fizzles at the center, and is gone.