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Of Strength



I am not as strong
as when I relied upon my strength
but rarely required it.

Not so strong now
when I so frequently desire it.

I am less, I am less,
I am, I confess it, less.

What weakness and insufficiency
can accomplish
is the new experiment.

I am not as strong
as when I held the world at bay—

but I've less need of strength
since that world walked away.

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