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Carolyn Gregory: Tin King

The tin-hammered king rubs

his hands in glee.

His crown shines while covering

the holes beneath.


He flies around the world

acquiring gold and new deals,

claiming success


while the ice caps melt

and the tin crown wears out

like a cheap wedding ring.


Copyright 2017 Carolyn Gregory  


Crown made from tin can

One comment on “Carolyn Gregory: Tin King

  1. melpacker
    August 4, 2017

    What a short and lovely poem that manages to say so much in so few words.

    Liked by 1 person

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