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Abstraction



What will be is a forgivable fantasy.
What should have been is an unforgivable fantasy.
The fear of abstraction is an abstraction.

You keep the thing and its opposite:
I claim what lies between.

You like it better when you don't understand me.
If I'm comprehensible, you feel culpable,
and accused.

Bless us with the irresistible
and watch us make of it
stories.

Your thoughts are minnows
and mine are cicadas.
Is it any wonder.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.