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Strike Out for Ithaca

Strike Out for Ithaca
May 14
14:50 2014

JOHN BENNETT

(originally sent out to Bennett’s email list)

Don’t you
know your
world has
come to
an end?

Don’t you
know small
birds strip
the flesh
from your
bones?

Don’t you
know the
myths have
been scorched?

How much
is a
reprieve worth?

What are
the odds
of a
quick resurrection?

What would
you do
once you
got there,
back on
your feet
that is?

Would you
fall to
your knees
on a
bed of
nails?

Think hard
before you
answer.

Look
around you.

Is this
really
so bad,
being here
in eternal
repose as
your cells
disburse?

Great things
might
lie ahead.

Unscramble
your confusion.

Raze
your fear.

Take your
cue from
a distant
star &
strike out
for Ithaca.

SEE ALSO

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Capitalism on a deathbed, or: Jesus was an American

In the Prophetic Essence of Visionary Courage, John Bennett Challenges & Incites

What we have to get by on

Waiting mortuaries

Find John Bennett’s novels, short stories, and shards at Hcolom Press. You can contact him, or get on his Shards list at dasleben@fairpoint.net. Read a review of his novel Children of the Sun & Earth here
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