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   return flight

 

in perpetual migration

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like monstrous ravens

from some obscene myth

come the night planes

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from the East to Dover

 

shrieking to alight

then gaining unholy silence

while to gape their ebon maws

to disgorge their crated cargo

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no bands blare

no mothers fathers wives

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Rafe Pilgrim, after "a life largely wasted on hard honest work," found himself a jungle of turkey oak, scrub pine and giant palmettos up a dirt road running east of Crystal River, Florida, which neither school busses nor the U.S. Postal Service dare (more...)
 

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