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Which Is Exactly What


                        My sin was too much hope of thee...
                        —Ben Jonson

Life is a tease.
The myth of the unending.
The stumbled-on solution.
The breadless arts.
Everything is almost always
always almost.
What seems dry
can gush when cut.
It's not enough to say it.
It must be said in such a way
as to honor the one who hears it.
I shall give you just enough and no more;
or, rather, I shall give you way too much
and rely on you to take exactly what you need.

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