The Reconciliation

The Reconciliation short poem

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The effigy wouldn’t burn
whoever heard of an incombustible

we dragged it through the street
its clothes torn off
carefully painted features
smeared in puddles

we still remembered
who we hated
but this dummy
of bound bamboo and straw
was not him

so we took it to the river
and let it go
watched it float
to the ocean
and scare the seagulls
off the beach

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a poet from Seattle Washington USA. His poetry has appeared in print in publications such as Bellowing Ark, Point Nopoint, and most recently in Contraposition magazine. When not writing poetry he is a Human Resources professional, a repentant glutton, and a novelist specializing in the weird-fiction genre.
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