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T.A.'s poetry has appeared in a number of ezines including Poetic Diversity, Tryst, Tamfyhr Mountain Poetry, and Spitjaw Review.   He currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida. 

The Girl From Rhode Island

Waste no worth on me.
I've had no constancy of faith.
Forged but fabrications
of piety and promise.

Pay no pity to my grievance
that love left me longing
should passion preach
your charm convert my tongue.

Carry no conscience
should your false affections
pray to place persuasion
on the pattern of my pulse.

You'll take no tithe
of tears from this man's make,
for I haven't the salt
nor ducts to drain.

Copyright © 2007 TA Jennings