31 August 2007

verb sap

we have to be but each word has to mean
something to others something we can share
so that they'll listen in the open square
or while they picnic on the public green
words must contain a lot more than a sheen
of clarity in the fresh morning air
we have to think and we have to compare
each actor on the stage each acted scene
for truth and honesty require debate
so that we all may see things in our heads
and not be worried about every fact
lies and evasions properly should grate
even those sluggards hiding in their beds
and verity should show itself intact

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