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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Non Carborundum

Non Carborundum Illegitimi:
Dog Latin motto of school boys
For generations taught with the cane.
Resurrected for future use
In The Handmaid's Tale.
This spoke to me
Across time and space.
Constant grinding
Can turn
An iron rod
Into a needle.

Betsy McKenzie
June 13, 2007

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