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SEMANTIC SHIFTSHe smiles and offerswarm hellosAnd is...

SEMANTIC SHIFTS

He smiles and offers

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warm hellos

And is labeled Kind.

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She masters obscure facts

and dates

And is deemed Brilliant.

They have their names cited

Relentlessly by the media

And are designated Great.

Single, shallow acts have

Become noble traits,

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Synonymous with the

Persons possessing them.

END OF SUMMER

Vacation's over.

Shelve fantasy and replace

Poems with memos.



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