Wednesday, December 28, 2011

you'd be surprised how many people

actually walk away from a gaming table

or an traffic accident or an attempted assault

get on that horse again and ride as they say

and still don't know why at the next pocket-draining plunge

or the next crumple of smashed bodywork

or the encounter where they fight back and win

or cower shivering and robbed after going back

to the scene of the crime as if they could exorcise its effect on them

chants of a personal superstition

denial being the commonest and most practiced therapy

no maybe you won't be surprised

not if you're alive and present in this instant

also shaking your head in disbelief

Content (c) 2008-2011 Philip Milito.

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