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Isn't Paradise Always Lost?
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And how sad

if you did find it?

Because wouldn't

your arrival

taint the atmosphere?

And as your

foot stamps

on the sacred ground

laying claim

to what

in the end

is only finite.


Notice the sky...

not quite

the striking blue

you remember.


And what happened to her?

Once a face

without a blemish

a scrim

over only

more beauty--


you must remain lost

it is your


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Reviewed by Tami Ryan
Ah, the ever-illusive Paradise. I'm nodding at your expression of the truth. Bravo.
Reviewed by jude forese
sometimes being lost is worth your way back ...
Reviewed by Gaye Dale (Reader)
Had to backtrack and think again on this one, Doug - I think I totally missed the point! First focus was 'place', but no! - it's person and what a beautiful twist!

A unique and exceptionally well written piece of work!
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
Without ever having seen it, experienced it, we poets scramble to outdo each other with finding the 'definitive' delivery
of what Paradise is... Ive read many.. THIS may just be the most unique, so far. You have cleverly taken the ultimate joy, Paradise,
and written it with a decidedly negative twist. That's interesting writing. katy.
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