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Robert Parham

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Robert Parham is the author of The Relentlessness of Salvation (Snake Nation Press, 2013). His work has also appeared in Barrow Street, Shenandoah, and The Georgia Review. He divides his time between Georgia and Florida.

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I was trying to remember some important quip
By a famous person that rang of wisdom
Or was prescient, so obviously so that even
In retrospect we feel brief awe in having bumped
Into what must be an immemorial aphorism.

But, over and over, as the brain muscle flexed,
The words of Uncle Lemuel recurred, indeed,