Lessen the doldrums

by James Broughton


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Lessen the doldrums
of fellow bipeds
Coax their spirits
to busk and bounce
Squeeze their chakras
Ungum their works
Use any trick you know
to redeem humanity
from impotent glum
Inject with joy
inseminate with light
the wombs of mankind

-- from Little Sermons of the Big Joy: Poems, by James Broughton

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Lessen the doldrums