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They Will Stare No More
by Stephen Watson
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  The Jolly Roger laughs at him, chuckling
an insult to a passing hawk; whose golden
eyes twinkle in merriment and anticipation.

He's a success, at least in their inhuman eyes;
if only for his failure. An object of derision
to be hauled before the court of public amusement;
an unwilling jester in the castle of ridicule.

Him? Why should he care?
He's just a broken lamp with a flickering flame;
soon to be food for maggots.
Reconciled to his fate, he expires smiling;
content that some small achievement has justified
his creation.

If only in the hungry bellies of insects.
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November 29, 2012
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