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No Amount – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: Pelicans waiting for the fishermen to start scaling fish. Hardy Inlet – Blackwood River, Augusta.

“The mother pelican wounded herself, striking her breast withe the beak to feed her young with her blood to prevent starvation.” William Saunders

Note: in another version the young attack the mother who kills them, afterwards piercing herself and spilling her blood over them in order to revive them.

No Amount

Such a dangerous time to be

voting for pelicans

we the children of the revolution,

tired and disillusioned ,

striking back,

an apocryphal three times

only to be stabbed, killed

by the so called trusted ones,

guardians of our morality

which they keep in a box someplace

and no amount of mothers blood will

revive the dead ones now.

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