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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

before they abolished the rope

we were told a twelve dollar mail order rifle
ended a nation of innocence...and all that
we learned


© Philip Johnson
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Philip Johnson's poems have previously appeared in: Poetry 24, The Ugly Tree; Poetry Scotland, Emergency Verse, Write Away, Caught In The Net, Red Pencil, Writer's Hood, Transparent Words; Emergency Verse and The Robin Hood Book.

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