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[When you think about it, mostly, a cage is airó]


When you think about it, mostly, a cage is air ó 
so what is there
to be afraid of?
A cage of air. Baudelaire said
Poe thought America was one giant cage.
To the poet, a nation is one big cage?
And isnít the nation mostly filled with air?
Try to put a cage around your dream.
The cage escapes the dream.
I see it streak and stream.


Sandra Simonds

Poetry

May 2017


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