September 2020 RCLAS Ezine Wordplay at Work, Issue 76

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8th Annual RCLAS Write On! Contest 2020 Poetry Honourable Mention H. C. Phillips Rebellion in the Night Attack inaction; to repel against ion’s concentration equilibriation step to the beat, ’n’spark this night a network, our concatenation: Concentrate on the nation, as an act, alert, act in answering of; answer to address the aim in arrest, address the rest, and dress in ache; band-aids that bare, borne; barred in aid are the bereaved. So spins an empty barren baroness, all we are set to inherit, blackened or bleached; what act against brushes up against burning and buying? Bound back in answer to bereavement: bend, beat, bet. To the beat, bargain again. Blame not this broadcast; brush out knotted networks. Brush through. Brush up, into, and call all to care this catching night. Born: as act against, into. Care to call this caught up thing for what it is; and care and care and ache, ensnared. Cause this care and ache ensnared, catch it up, catch it in, catch within. Box and bow and brush. All comfort contrasts control; cures carved out of cuts, as (bi)cycle spins (news)cycle. Clue in to colour combed out, bleached to cover cracks. Chase ache through all that bare and bloom and blame. Dash, dart, creep and crawl – Count, 1-2; count, 3-4. Words’ work a waltz, to cure or crate –


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