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WRITINGS, MUSINGS, POETRY

Tuck Magazine

TUCK MAGAZINE – Online political, human rights and arts magazine

Poetry

April 18, 2018

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By

David Lohrey

What’s True

Why do some prefer today to tomorrow?

They have a curiosity for what’s happening,

like a cub reporter,

But no interest in tomorrow.

They are indifferent to the future.

Hemingway, Norman Mailer, Rambo and others,

Gloried in being he-men. They saw themselves so.

They declared themselves dedicated to what’s true,

Or to “the truth,” as they called it,

but settled for masculine fairy-tales.

All of them wanted to be punching bags.

They were into jock straps and making an impression.

They liked to push other people around and, if necessary,

Give their woman a fat lip.

Looking back now, it’s not very impressive.

Norman Rockwell was a bully, too.

Why weren’t they bored by the dreams of little boys?

At some point, and I know women who would…

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Author: Sudden Denouement

A Global Literary Collective

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