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Mister Karplau

dread extremes
the cellar
the attic
where the monsters are.

For twelve years
Mister Karplau
wasn’t the worst teacher
wasn’t the best
wasn’t the worst coach
wasn’t the best.

Humans for refuge
huddle in the middle
but that is where
for twelve years
you would have met
before he was caught
Mister Karplau.

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 (for Bernard Law, Cardinal Archbishop of Boston)

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