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The teacher

 

 …and a woman once taught me some painful truths.
…and how does a boy, who thinks himself a man,
deal with the searing pain of such branding?
dismissed with derision.
hell hath no fury.
…and why does he care?
but, he does.
needs a confessor.
seeks his redemption.
cursing his own emasculation
by hands perceived unfit.
sculpting justification,
he rides his high horse
and says nothing.

… and, a silent fool is none the wiser.

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Lee Dunn has been writing since the age of 18, but found that work got in the way for the ensuing 48 years. In his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he reveled in his independence at an early age, and spent as much time as he could exploring the city’s Arts scene. He was introduced to poetry and prose by the works of two literary giants, namely J.R.R. Tolkien and J.W. Lennon and thence fell in love with the written word. His work includes poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, and ranges in theme from the surreal to the horrific, nostalgic, and themes on the human condition. He has been published on Spillwords.com, The Dark Poets Club, Journal of Undiscovered Poets, Crepe & Penn Literary magazine, and the Shelburne Free Press.

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