20 March 2007

stubbing the mental toe

if there's a reason for the simplest act
and we can't think of it without delay
we'd rather condemn than merely say
that we've encountered a refractory fact
we're not speaking here of lack of tact
that comes to us in the ignoble way
that we reject the coming of the day
but we saw something here that lacked
either the style or else the plenitude
of proper action as we'd understand
being the creatures of a normal habit
instead we've taken on the attitude
that our intentions are noble and grand
our courage is not that of a vile rabbit

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