25 November 2008

human veins

knowing the hour must mean we know the place
where justice meets with anger and they ride
the horse of pain this is where heroes stride
in open season none would fear disgrace
since not a one would dare bow or abase
his own deep need before the other side
there is a proper setting for true pride
where understanding gives each monster space
between the echoes we might hear a word
conveyed with clarity and given due force
by those whose task it is simply to speak
of matters complex and of the absurd
conditions under which we chide the weak
obliging them to step out of the course

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