Donald T. Williams

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The Verdict’s Already In

For those willing to look, “the Court” has ruled on Obamacare. The court of public opinion, that is. A look at recent polling only reinforces the electorate’s negative perception of ...
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Poetry

LAMENT The mole was dead upon the ground; He did not move when he was poked. His coat was sleek, his body round,      His life revoked. His parts seemed not to coincide: His hands were stuck ...
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Poetry

REFLECTIONS Villanelle # 30 From the initial moment of surprise      By piercing light they never had expected,      The Magi mulled the meaning of the skies. Was the betrayal worse, or were the lies?      What in her ...
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Poetry

  TOO MANY BIRTHDAYS Curtal Sonnet #17 “What seems to be the trouble, Mr. Williams?”   — Physician “Too many birthdays.”   — Thomas J. Williams, age 91 The leg-kick that gave leverage to pull         The prop and ...
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STARRY NIGHT At the High Museum of Art, Atlanta On Loan from MoMA 29 September 2000 He fought the demons with a tube of paint,           With knife and brush to joust—cut, thrust, and parry.           Each stroke ...