1. The prose poem below puts me in mind of The True
Believer, the book that put Eric Hoffer,
on the map.
His evidence: revolutionaries most often
regimes they’ve overthrown with one equally
easy is it to be so right; to have unassailable points
4. How easy is it to think, “Well, any fool
knows that . . .
finish the sentence.) O, those unintended
will I test my convictions? How will I question my
so-called truths? Might I
start by exploring them as
I “know” I’m “right” about something, I’ve found,
still, that I can be wrong
when I’ve sought and found
do you respect? They will listen to you. Be sure to
I stand in full fierce view of a none-too-small
occasioned—I don’t know, that in all likelihood
my well laid plans and without flinch applying my singular,
remedy. This unanticipated engagement is with a
four-wall-wood-fenced civic construction site surrounding
sewer or electronics installation.
I can smell the four-wall is of fresh pine, just
built. Someone has
carelessly spilled a can of green paint over the
front wall and the
dreadful evidence running down is dried hard. Well, that
to be sanded smooth right this minute, then all
by me, of course, to rid us of this egregious
© 2012 Allan Cox,
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