Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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Ahem.

A Political Poem, Believe It or Not
by Christopher Walsh, 5/27/2020-6/29/2020




You only hear one answer. You decide
Decided, done, one-size-fits-all ("says I")
Opinions which, amazingly, fit just
What you already knew, conveniently,
Like facts. You say you see uncertainty,
Then claim it only straightens out by what
You say to do. You're right; you have to be.
If a, then b. If c, then b. If x,
Yes: b. It all turns into math. No mess.
The logic works because you say it does.
"Your logic's wrong" explains enough, of course.
The testing fails others' concepts, so
Dismissing or belittling becomes
Your right. "I'm sorry your solution won't
Resolve a thing. Too bad for you. But good
For me." (The last four words of that pronounce-
ment's left unsaid.)
--ment's left unsaid.) It makes it easier
To criticize the ones you never liked/
supported anyway. They're wrong; they have
To be. And truly testing your and their
Ideas somehow keeps not happening,
As who can earn that trust to be allowed
A test? Conspiracy against your truth
Is easier to grasp: "You can't be fair, so
You aren't." A victory in what was not
Supposed to be a battle. Nor a war.
At some deep level, you believe this. Well.
At some deep level, I've believed this, too.
It's never been that easy. True, but sad.
Exhausting, fighting Possibility,
Because you don't think Possibility's
Allowed. You let your certainty become
A Certainty, in Caps, one that solves all,
And other allies, as bad as the foes
Because they do not share your Certainty,
And they're exhausted. Not you. Notice that?
When you're too busy being right to see
The other battles, other battles can
More easily be lost. And then — more mess,
Which you will likely never really see.


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