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Live Without

By Bruce Clifford

When did you become a cartoon of yourself
So ridiculous you canít go anywhere else
Peace and love you shout in all mysterious ways
How can you live without the passing of these days

When did you become a deviation of another mind
So out of touch with the innocent and sublime
Many who have fought through these endless Winter days
They could never be taught how to find alternate ways

Diver down
Radio on
Missing heights
Carry on

Faded out
Separate times
Climate control
Nursery rhymes

Why did you become a cartoon of these times
So insecure with each and every find
Tickets and postcards are the highlights of the day
How can you live without the words we used to say

©2/24/2021 Bruce Clifford

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