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Adequate Provisions




we have a heavy substrate,
we can't lighten to windseed
or to spirit

adequate provisions
distract from loss

louvered ribcage
skinned shut
against the dark

the weight of debt
bereft of benefit

all the little stars
the howls
of discomfited beasts

intricacies intrinsic
to interior organization

recognition
is reassurance
of our presence

(that perennial question:
to mimic or to mock?)

obligation
is inclination
soaked in consequence

how hard it is to be gracious
when the world chooses against you

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