Paper Poetry
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Paper Poetry

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Can’t Snuff This Candle Out!

A protest sonnet

A hand-drawn illustration of a burning candle in a candlestick holder.
Pencil illustration and image by writer

Espousing unpopular opinions,
attacked and mocked by those who said she’d sinned,
no tolerance for her provocations,
they’d snuff her out, a candle in the wind.

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We are living in the digital world, covered in the autonomous aspects & tracked motions of life. Yet, somehow we are losing some critical elements. Keyboards, touchpads, & speech-to-text are there, but we believe that handwritten words on paper is still meaningful to some poets.

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