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Moment of Silence (poem)

By Paul Hellweg

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My life is a fluorescent light
dim at first
effervescing to stars on a cold desert night,
the cathedral of my soul
poised for all eternity
in the moment of silence
between boot and land mine.


—Paul Hellweg

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