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(boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

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The Illusion Of The Rifleman

Up high on a mount,
in the face of all,
parts are small
that loom large
through a hole in a wall
and telescope fun
into what can be shot
from the sight of your gun.

Submitted: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 29, 2013


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to be added to 'Gun Stupidity' poems.
Thanks Zac and Dolores for the 7th floor view last night and the illusion that something can appear bigger than it is.

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  • Ruth Jefferson (8/1/2013 2:28:00 PM)

    Hey. I like that this poem is one that I have to think about, but would it be possible to maybe make it a bit longer so that I can see more of what is going on in its context?

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  • Danny Draper (7/30/2013 5:42:00 AM)

    A fine write. Eloquent and succinct.

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