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Rachel Gladstone-Gelman

Rachel Gladstone-Gelman's poetry, fiction and articles have appeared in numerous print publications and online. She has an e-book for download, The Pinata Pages, Commentary On Our Times, via pinatapoet.com. She resides in Canada.

Penguin, Fly

and the Eskimo
who needed a freezer
and a bear that needed
the time
and a penguin that needed
to float
and a fly that needed
the sun
water in rain
immobile desert sand
but the rapture
of a waterfall
freezing in place
as the penguin and fly
find truth in
Earth dying
while enduring illusive
ways to live

from The Rainbow Poetry News



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