Stan Rubin AU BAD

Desolation mocks
the angel who tries
to keep things going.

Nevertheless, she keeps
prodding us to assertion,
a better self.

She lurks under doors
that close in our faces.
A small shadow is cast.

She whispers, go on,
despite the foolishness
of going anywhere.

She cheers a very small cheer
when anything happens
to go right.

She knows the odds.


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