between being a militant pacifist
or a boring reactionary
I read the news and weep.
has little to do with it;
the dinner conversations
are always heated.
attentive to detail, there are nit pickers
in my history, necks stiff
from keeping their eye on the ball.
blinded by the light, we get down
but we seldom get it right
in this half-jungle tundra
and a fleeting emotion
that would bring a tear to your eye.