Friday, December 20, 2013

Intransigence by Kay Ryan


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.

1 comment:

Dewlily Jacaranda Mihaltses Henneberry said...

happy new year.

see you in 2014, the year of horse.