Up the chain

I once joined a UFO cult.

My initiation was, surprisingly, very brief

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I signed some papers,

was fitted for a robe,

the leader said a few words,

and then I was immediately handed

a small dixie-cup of poison.

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Poison?!

Of course, I was aghast!

I said, hold on, one minute, folks,

I thought we built towards this.

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“Taughannock Falls”

by Mary Cellini

©2020