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Antecedents



How long since I have been close enough to someone
to be deceived by them?

You see people most clearly
when you see what they don't see:

the antiquated antecedents
of method benefactors;

relationship refugees and other
spiteful sprites;

inexplicable enthusiasms
of decent people on the wrong side;

sinful fools who delude themselves
that simple souls have simple appetites.

Justice without love will always harden;
love without justice will always wane.

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