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The Half King

What reigns here is not a king

but confusion so great half

the people think they really have

a king, making him Half King,

the name of a bar in Chelsea

owned by a friend of a friend

whom I hope someday to lend

advice at his place by the sea,

which was falling to pieces

when he bought it from someone

as famous as he has become,

though not on the level of Jesus,

who watches over us all,

waits and waits for us to call.

from Chaos is the New CalmFind it in the library

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Published in Poems Wyn Cooper

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