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Rich Murphy


Praxis Makes

Since blankets delivered small pox,

apple pie claimed and farmed

distaste for knowledge.

Practical uses focused the workhorse.

The harness obstructs peripheral vision.

Thinkers lean on shovels, lazy.

Boys with books beat brutes

in road races or eat dirt.

Finn arrives for Twain

via mud pies and a backdoor

and teaches thinking skills

today at community college.



Rich Murphy responds to art, economics, and Country Music not paying him for his poems.