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Vol. 2: 

On Identity

The Apprehensive Avenger

poem by Colin James

The gag order was clear enough
concise even,
not at all periphrastic.
Instructions in bold lettering,
remove any identifying emblems
or representations of self.
Sagacious tips from The Weekly Reminder,
an information provider for cultists,
I inherited from the previous occupant.
After the sand has been swept
into neat little piles, only then
can the annual festivities begin,
so wear your plumage euphemistically.

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Colin James has a couple of chapbooks of poetry published. Dreams Of The Really Annoying
from Writing Knights Press and A Thoroughness Not Deprived of Absurdity from Piski's Porch Press
and a book of poems, Resisting Probability, from Sagging Meniscus Press.

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