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The Reassurance of An Enemy



The peacock is furious with us, almost all the time,
but he is beautiful, so we forgive him.

Imagine a society where everyone looked exactly the same.
The heaven!  The hell!

Some people demand the reassurance of an enemy
to validate their belief that they matter.

Some, lacking one,
become that enemy.

Love is something nature came up with
to distract young men from their missions of destruction.

The significance is established by the arrangement,
the relevance in the context.

There is beauty even in the blade of the executioner,
though rare is the one who can appreciate it.

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