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in buen retiro park
16Jun2017
article by
Jeremy Paden
Poem
4

in buen retiro park six schoolboys
chase a snow white dove tame & fat
like all park doves she flies

only enough to stay just out of reach
they had chosen the quickest path 
to the other side where lunch waits 

but now lured by bait set in a trap 
of their own making they wander 
off into the woods as they laugh out

don’t step on the holy spirit
that would be the great blasphemy
& they laugh laugh the laughter 

of boys unsure if the game
they play is childish nonsense
or deadliest game they’ve yet divised


4 responses to “in buen retiro park”

  1. tina andry says:

    beautiful.

  2. Jim Lally says:

    don’t step on the holy ghost
    especially if your boy unsure

  3. Melva Sue Priddy says:

    but now lured by bait set in a trap
    of their own making they wander
    off into the woods as they laugh out

    I enjoy the turn and the laughter!

  4. Rae Cobbs says:

    So potent and true! Wickedly good.

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