Saturday, August 8, 2015

Pax Vobiscum


I tried reading Crime
And Punishment but it
Was no longer relevant.
No one is as poor as that or
If they are they don’t speculate
About God questioning whether
They are free from him enough

To kill someone.  I knew someone
Who speculated about killing
Himself and did, not I suspect
With as much anguish as Raskolnikov,
But as most suicides after
Getting thoroughly drunk.  We
Devote time to growing

And learning then we take
A job and learn some more.
Most of us add a good deal
Of common sense.  Not
Raskolnikov perhaps nor my
Brother-in-law.  May someone
Rest their foolish souls in peace.

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