Saturday, May 4, 2013

Politesse and Cheek

Wellbeing can presume
a lovely union
of complacency

and ardor – bartering
between desire
and the certainty of calm –

a balm which blurs
but won’t put out the fire
in the human heart:

replenishing its aptitude
for wielding the fine art
of startling  reassurance –

politesse and cheek.
This is what happens
when you speak.


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