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20 May 2012 @ 03:43 pm
Do Not Make Things Too Easy by Martha Baird  

Do not make things too easy.
There are rocks and abysses in the mind
As well as meadows.
There are things knotty and hard: intractable.
Do not talk to me of love and understanding.
I am sick of blandishments.
I want the rock to be met by a rock.
If I am vile, and behave hideously,
Do not tell me it was just a misunderstanding.

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metagnatmetagnat on May 20th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
I love that.
unintentional baitredheadedmuse on May 20th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
this was totally the poem I needed today