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From the Maddening Crowd

I trudge
Down the road with the others
We don’t hold hands
or speak to each other, or
peer in the distance
Nobody mutters my poem
Or read the unwritten memoir
The old rule is
You keep trudging
The new rule is
You can’t see where you go
The truth is that,
Tomorrow again,
I will wear my dreams
On the sleeves of my blue shirt
And disclaim yesterday as an expedition.

Ramesh Dohan hails from the city of Toronto. He earned a BA from the
University of British Columbia. His poetry often slips into quirky, tender,
or profound observation on the everyday, reading and writing, and poetry
itself. He has also seen his poetry published in several literary journals
South Ocean Review (2007), Osprey Journal (2008), Boston
Literary Magazine
(2011), Ascent Aspirations (2011), Bywords Journal
(2012), Allegro Poetry Review (2015), and VerseWrights (2015), among

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Published December 31, 2020

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From the Maddening Crowd

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