28 February 2008

diplomatic necessity

you are the winner and so you must play
regardless of the time and of your mood
the kind of weather and the good accrued
by those who chose the higher course and way
of calmer battle leading you astray
was not our purpose we all came unglued
because our spies and agents would collude
but would not issue a communiqué
this is the proper time to say how much
the things that matter can be set aside
for better judgment and for hope of change
we count as victory one human touch
enough to satisfy even your pride
and to retrieve from darkness all the strange

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