Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Intransigence by Kay Ryan

Intransigence
as a quality
rejects influence
and encourages oddity.
.
"I will not bemoved."
It says most movingly
to anyone
touched by irony.
.
For intransigence
lives in a host
and all guests
must pay a cost.
.
It is worn
and functioned at by mortality.
The flesh erodes
beneath it gradually.
.
What was fierce
becomes cantankerous
it is cruel for the host
and for the intransigence.

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