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smile Soldiers

muscles stand up at attention
like soldiers in stiff salute
they line the contours of your
mouth – and it takes so many
more of them to frown than to
smile.

if only you’d give them the
grace of a three day furlough

it’s been cloudy for days
and days. it’s only bright
when you smile. the sun
only comes out when
they run on home

and the war is over.

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