independence day is tomorrow

*****

the protested tax had already been
repealed at the time of the
boston tea party

knowledge withheld
from the actual partiers
by wealthy tea merchants

who had invested in
more expensive leaves
from further away

and found themselves
by the tax repeal
and the presence of that loaded ship

faced
with an unsellable
overstock

*****

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