Betty Duffy

Monday, April 26, 2010

And this...

Hair shirt

You should remove your hair shirt,
The plank in your eye, you choose
to look for pain
So you are less
saddened by the good
When good isn’t certain.

You would really rather kill
Grow claws and eat wood
Than be taken
by the hack-man
In the night.
So take off your hair shirt and fight.

1 comment:

Dawn Farias said...

So, I had to look up hair shirt. It didn't make me any better at this bit of poetry than I was when in high school. But I get the spirit of it! Is that enough?