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by Susan Ellis

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"Mirage"
by Agnes Dodart

Did you roam the rainforest
sleek, silent in search of prey

or lounge in paint-flaked
window sills asleep to the rhythm

of clicking mah jong tiles?
Did you rest in the third eye

of a Mayan deity, revered and adored
dispensing wisdom to the faithful

or did you anger a greater god,
a jealous god who made you

the plaything of young boys?
Are you the gateway to other worlds

sealed in glass until we find the key?
No, you are merely sand

fired silent and confounding.

Bio: Susan is the poetry editor for Moondance, her bio is available on the staff pages.

Contact Susan Ellis at mdpoetryeditor@aol.com


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