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Poetry of Issue #8        Page 53

Welcome Mat

In the reception area
By the windowsill
On a coffee table
Sat a straw basket

Filled to the brim with condoms
In pretty, multi colored wrappers
They came in a variety of flavors

Quite casually displayed
As though they were candies
A treat to welcome visitors

I wondered what mixed messages
Are being delivered to our consumers

I am employed by
An alleged, mental health provider

  Drew Marshall