Dogged

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Dogged
 
One poem. 
A single line
Arrests a listener
Or kills its author,
Osip,
Lost to
Time’s flinty way
Rehabilitating one day
A contrarian verse
From the Gulag’s curse
Converting
The poet’s prison ID
To minor planet 3461
When what’s due
Is a presence on the
Moon with Orlando Furioso
And Nedezhda
Who ingested
Osip‘s canon whole
So my dark winter soul
At this still hour
Can devour
Ariosto.
 
 

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