Final Stretch

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Mere kilometers]
[from Contentment,
We kill the meters
which measure pace ::
\_ Heels dragged in \_
their petulant wires,
sparks igniting
(|’|) fires flamboyant.

Then kilometers}}
{{from Contentment,
Our victory sure
as shame, as sin ;;
||| Who dares to halt
our waltz to fame ?!
_| We take our time |_
and blame the pyre.

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Edward Hemstreet is a surfacing artist from New Jersey, United States. His works are featured or forthcoming in Dunes Review, Into the Void magazine, and The Gateway Review, among others. In other realms of literature, he has written a presently-unpublished novel, The Model. When not writing, he may be found drinking uncomfortable amounts of tea.