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Speaking of Thomas Jefferson

Apr 26 2023 Published by under Uncategorized

Between two open secrets, closing paths,
and all the water bridged from shore to shore,
the waterfall is cold, for taking baths,
so drown in shallow waters, wanting more.

The “silent member,” drenched in blood-red ink,
penned sonnets for the cause of Liberty.
The rights he did declare, they make me think
of wives and workers in captivity.

Redacted, to its most essential form,
the Gospel, did the prophet not forget?
Spinoza, William Blake, Voltaire, Rousseau,
are patrons to a purchase we’ll regret.

Mock on, mock on; you haven’t knocked me, yet.
…A sonnet in return, to pay the debt.

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