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Heart of Copper

Heart of Copper

The Candidate, answering a question
About El Salvador, generalized
By saying he thought
We should support human rights
Everywhere they were being abrogated
South Korea, South Africa
Or South Yemen. He didn’t have
The moral perspicuity
To mention South Dakota.
Perhaps it’s too far north.



Poem Heart of Copper - Edward Dorn