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Asleep in sway

Refuse in the oceans.

God’s things caught in its mire.

In a come-lately penance,

I think of small atonements,

futile fixes.

If a poem had power, had sway,

or could be born of a prophet,

sleep might come more easily.

Still, I count the sheep of days,

the fish in a river’s flow…

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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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