To Resist

We are caught up
in the arbitrary polemics
of push and pull

as if the truth
were a red flag tied to the midpoint of a rope
and whoever pulls it across the line

Yes, life is a struggle, but the rope
is an imperfect two-dimensional model for our three-
dimensional existence, and four- if you consider time

As the mountain does. It only knows
to stand tall under the weight of snow
and the slow erosion of wind and water,

To resist.



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Ray Sharp

Father, poet, triathlete, local public health planner

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