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ALAN  BERNHEIMER       THE  NEW  SENTIENCE

It feels great being anyplace
Replete with exterior décor
Secret springs of action

Head airing out inside scenery
Life’s passage was never going to be fearless
And abundance of caution

Behooves not backing leg shows
You didn’t have to be square to resist Cubism
Every building claims it was a brothel

We march monarchy carefully
Through the trepidation of society
The past unspools beneath

Lunch for two dinner for six
Alive with pithful words
And thrilling ones of swin
         
You need any help with the coffin
It’s going to be feathery till she comes to