Poem: Syllogism

If it is true what they say

Then surely this must follow

Like a trained dog lurking at the heel of his master.

You, who take offense at the vagaries of language, the cracks and crevasses where imprecision allows victims of low self-esteem to imagine offenses that were never intended

Nor existed —

You, you made the connection between one symbol of meaning and


And the conspiracy to reduce your sex to something infantile and degraded

Was discovered.

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