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In Plato's Cave

From the April 2020 Print Edition

I am blind and burnt.An old man taught me home’s forgetting, murderous seducer left me lost,took the last path I knew drained past parents piety.I watched him mix them with hemlock saying follow me as his legs went cold.Some strange immortality closed his eyes as he gave my hopes to Hades.More . . . . Continue Reading »