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"No Standing Still" (by Joe DiMino)

No standing still, you know:
There are winds
And tides,
The motion of the earth
And carries along
If not willing then
Kicking and screaming—
No standing still…even motion
While dreaming;

No going back:
Where all stood
Has left the exhaust
Of yesteryears—
Even those fondly nostalgic
Were shows of polluters;
Seemingly harmless play—
Sinful, selfish emissions;
There! You have them,
My long sought confessions—
Will this satisfy the critics?
The habitual choirs
Of Gilt-trippers;
Can I now swim away?
Don my old suit,
The one with the
Perpetual flippers

You still hate.

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