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Lady Liberty

It came to me

in a dream

That I should seek

Lady Liberty 

to ask her

if the truth

is an honest


I found her weeping

in a forest full

of fallen trees-

she beckoned 

me to sit in 

her stone lap.

So I followed

Her sob-stained cheer,

And came dreadfully near 

to her monstrous feet,

bound and afraid

to make a sound.

Into her lap I crawled-

Like a rat I crawled

so she asked me

what I wanted. 

I looked up

at her and I 

cried, "Love"

She laughed,

wearing velvet gloves

to pull a funnel

from her robe.

"I can't give you that my dear"

She sang through tears

"But I can make you happy if you let me"

So I opened my mouth wide

And closed my eyes tight so 

I wouldn't have to see

what She was to feed me.

Ten thousand pills came

rattling down the plastic

tunnel to settle in my throat.

I started to choke,

so she took them away. 

I thanked her sweetly

She bowed politely 

But I could see 

the raindrops

falling from her eyes

"Don't  Cry"

"But if I don't child, I'll surely die"

She turned away 

She faced the broken forest

With each step she took,

Another tree shook

and fell to the ground

So she wept until there

was nothing but a desert

left for her to dress


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