Key West Poet Laureate Kirby Congdon (Photo by Richard Watherwax)

by Kirby Congdon…….

Oratorio

Endeavoring to be “remembered forever”
is to be a bore, or whatever,
when that eternal measurement of time
for oracles may be clever
but it’s hardly more
than a handy rhyme
to remind the dead, or whoever,
of some war at one time or another.

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