The Letter D


D belonged to DIY,
to shovels and to drills and artists.
It belonged to dreamers, and to defendants.
In its den dwelt the deer mouse and the devil fish.
D was demure and dignified;
it danced and doodled and described.
D developed with the Phoenicians and Greeks
the daleth along the fertile crescent by day,
the delta in the Mediterranean by night.
The river valleys proved to be decent domiciles for D,
and it delivered:
20 pages in Webster's new pocket dictionary
From dab to dyspepsia,
D has many words that derivate in meaning;
It looks to be a gaping mouth-
opened to discuss the danger and impending destruction
brought by the government shutdown.

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