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AprilPoWriMo 10

It might be appropriate 
to label the day’s proceedings
with the proverbial spoiler alert

as if the game had not already
been given away in a thousand
or so repeated tellings times two

to go from triumph to triumph
without the dark gash in between
might be too much to bear

better to exit in silence exultant
knowing the already is not yet
some leaves of the story left

languished on the ground
prepared to be turned to ash again

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher