Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Arm music

     Many people converge now
     to vie for unseen others,
     to abscond with our appro-
     val, indeed with any hope.

     I'm put in mind of purple
     fingers we used to admire
     as exculpation for unjust
     war: when the persons el-
     igible to pose as vessels
     of our trust, arrive with
     precious stains to verify
     our capitulation, let 'em
     cool their heels, and vol-
     unteer their consolations.
     Rest an arm across a knee,
     yet another along a thigh,
     and hear composure pene-
     trate their giddiness.

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