Marcus Bales <>

The loincloth Gandhi wore to greet
His followers was small --
But super-callused soles showed feet
That wore no shoes at all.

His fragile health reduced his meals
Until he looked like death --
The diary of his wife reveals
His halitosis breath.

He followed odd and mystic ways
Down paths to strange effects --
So mystic that his wife got praise
But never any sex.

He changed the world, by fatalistic
Will and sheer osmosis --
This supercallusedfragilemystic-

Pete Bevin,

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