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Then Bring It Double (12 & 35)

John Rodzvilla

Then bring it double—
                                                      indulgences for the past.
How he has sown love
                                                      so rough and thin.
Must he tear the arm beside
                                                      his soul?
He turned half a mile down
                                                      on a certain busy street
We all know.
                                                      Liberty was sold.

His papers impressed with little incident.

John Rodzvilla, teaches in the Publishing and Writing programs at Emerson College in Boston and is working on two interactive digital chapbooks. His work has appeared in Harvard Review, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, gorse, DecomP, Verbatim and Bad Robot Poetry. He can be found at

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