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We Must Be Compelled



We must be compelled to love
by something external to ourselves
or by something within ourselves—
do our selves have an inside or an outside?—
we must be forced, coerced, commanded,
tricked, enticed, we must be brought
to this water and made to drink
like an unwilling horse, we must
be cursed with thirst.

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