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the largess of the nation

Christopher Mulrooney*



here's the particularity
in a great system of thought
it reaches down into a pants pocket
and fishes up a dime or maybe two nice new dimes
nothing spectacular
and rubs them together
it makes a cricket noise
in a way
notwithstanding the flight of the bumblebees
on ocarina and kazoo
the fiddle on the farm
and very sundry implements
for producing new music



*2009 WOOD COIN: Is Art in the Heart or Does Love Lie Apart from the Love Issue: Mulrooney, “the largess of the nation”