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The Sun

In the paper today

two close-ups of the sun shot

ten years apart,

the older one

complete with the familiar spots,

the other, current,

almost entirely clear orange,

cartoon-character-face orange.

It’s thought

any face projected on a screen

is dead.

“What can I do?”

she said about some

chronic social wrong I’d brought up.

Nothing, said the sun.

from LifeFind more by Elizabeth Arnold at the library

Copyright © Elizabeth Arnold
Used with the permission of Flood Editions.

Published in Elizabeth Arnold Poems

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