Gleaning--On Reading News on the Internet

Sift each word, parse out the kernels

To keep in your hand. Let fall

The ciphers weighted with noise

And save the manna at the center.

Set this aside to feed yourself then

Cast the chaff to the wind, palms

Up, for birds to swoop and rush

In, nourish themselves from

Your leavings.

Sate your hungry soul instead on

Only what you need and rejoice-

Your treasure remains, seed for

Another day.


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