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To Dodge Is The Weakest Defense




The ones before the old ones standing on clever stilts
to see into our windows

measuring the gap
between people
and their heroes

people who call on Jesus
looking for a genie

this pack of jesters pestering Atlas
immobile in his serious task

young punks with nothing to lose
looking to wrestle with Gogmagog
to charge Nectanebo armed with placebo

forget that fall is a measure of height.

We would protect our champions from battle
if we loved them.

We have a right to reject any legend
that we find unsatisfactory.

I have no allegiance to anything that I am
but rather to everything that I am.

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