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Flip Side

Is it for love

or is it for money

soothsayers talk of compassion

and prophets discuss doom


bitter companions

like ex-lovers, hurt or scorned

they turn backs to each other


they are as flipped coins

in the counting house of the future


compassion and doom

back to back, face up or down


ignoring each other

like actors rehearsing lines

towards mirrors

of one way glass


While outside

cripples and children beg in streets

palms turned upwards

towards heaven


Waiting for the moon

to fall back

and kiss the earth

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