palavering after…

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Whig Man

Millard Fillmore greeted me on my laptop today
He was the featured article on Wikipedia today
He was the last Whig to serve as president
He seemed to have a wig on in “Fillmore in 1849”
The Brady daguerreotype
He looks a man run down as Vice President
He later ran as a nativist
A secret Know Nothing
Up from poverty
In with widow Caroline
(I did acid with Caroline)
Out with ink
And a stroke
Of compromise
And fugitive slavery
Palavering after Johnson
The impeached
Compromiser of compromises

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” I always forget how important the empty days are, how important it may be sometimes not to expect to produce anything, even a few lines in a journal. A day when one has not pushed oneself to the limit seems a damaged, damaging day, a sinful day. Not so! The most valuable thing one can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of a room.”

— MAY SARTON

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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