Fredric Koeppel

Short Poem about Everything

Take facts, for example, or simple tasks born

of lofty deeds, for the mundane and methodical

derive from nobility's excess bravado. It's a matter

of sliding courage down a notch to plain stubbornness.

 

Knowledge is partial, and what is given can be

undone, like an embarrassing present returned

to the wrong store. And consider the unsheathed

sword that lies between us, feckless and keen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ISSUE 97
Vertigo
Passes


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