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#6 - Thimble Winter - Fifty Poem Challenge
#6 - Thimble Winter
 Thimble Winter
24 February 2011

The sadism,
That this or that should attain,
As punishment for some crime.

Little Carthages we must sow with salt,
Should all our late Catos be heard.

Death to the greedy, the stupid, the caught -
No, cage him or her with a jury
Of the victim's peers.

May justice be done swiftly and
The stone of justice grind slow and fine.

Can we start again?
Can you reeducate me?

I betray myself as hate
Betrays us who speak it,
Whipped into our owned inaction.

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