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Speed Read: A Dozen Long Stories Short

'Speare's Fears
To be?
Not be?
Hard
Bard
query.

Hells Bells
Ed Poe
laid low.
Hell's
Bells
did so.

Oh, George
Which way,
you say?
Man's
plans?
Agley.

A Far Better Ending
Best and worst
interspersed.
The end,
Dear friend?
Not rehearsed.

Lone Survivor
Moby Dick?
Devil's trick.
Ahab's
last stab
failed. One quick.

Three Teasers
Eb'neezer's
night teasers:
Three ghosts
play hosts
to geezers.

Crossfire
William Tell
aimed so well:
fruit shot;
son not;
Gessler fell.

The Yank
Long tale short:
At Art's Court,
the Yank
called Hank
did cavort.

The Apprehentice
Sorcerer
told him, "Sir,
Magic?
Tragic
to bestir."

Bartleby's Nopes
Bartleby,
hired to be
a scrive.
His jive?
"Not for me."

You Are So Brutiful
Caesar knew
most of you
who threw
his coup-
et tu, Bru.

It's a Sin to Mock Justice
"Atticus,
What's the fuss?"
"Justice
must miss
None of us."

  Ken Gosse __

Hope for Humanity: A Secondary Abecedarian

Someday a stream will float along
or brook will sing its song,
while clouds, which lightly waft away
look down from where they play.
Then each of us, beneath the sun
which flickers o’er our fun,
while games array
this happy day
like innocence begun,
will just enjoy our lives and say,
“In kinship, we are one.”
The love we share with fathers and
with mothers, sisters, brothers,
yet not just ours, but many more
this openness toward others, so
many people we don’t know,
who quickly touch our lives,
then return to realms their own,
so similar to what we’ve known
where they have grown, and which have shown
the unity we need,
that victory of hope, that seed,
for where we are, we’ve seen by deed
that xenophobia and fears
have yielded far too many tears
which zealous love alone, appears, the remedy indeed.


  Ken Gosse__
3. On the Same Hand

Have you considered
that thinking Inside the box
might be the way out?


  Ken Gosse__


Greek Indulgence
©Donna Joy Kerness: Greek Indulgence, graphite and acrylic on wood, 10 3/4 X 11 3/4