Crystal Clear

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Crystal Clear

The meaning
of a poem
should be

untroubled
water—

clear as an icy
mountain stream,

not just a string
of pretty words

tiptoeing through  
the debris of 
ruined romance,

a Rosetta Stone
needing to be
deciphered,

or a phone app
to be pondered.

I have
no time left

for translation.

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