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Ona Gritz

Half Groucho, half Grandma Rose,
the real mask, of course,
a cool eye, set jaw.
The I- dare- you-to-approach

Beside me, Uncle Sam
in the black road of a wrong beard.
Uncle Sam wants you. Does he?

I want too. I want
the warm tang of vodka
in the guise of cold juice
without being the first to pour.

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