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Tough Going


When cactus breaches a desert breast

Its green is far more keen

Than spring that comes routinely

To a land that is always green.

 

A flame that mocks a dark environ

Is more trenchant and stark

Than a thousand lights that grace a hall

With no knowledge of the dark.

 

The success of a syllable spoken bold

In the teeth of sophistries

Receives a life more perpetual

Than entrenched chicaneries.

 

Eyes that have lost their light

Often see with ease

Many a buried impulsion

Hidden to healthy irises.

 

Tough times ask a sentience free

Of  the press of the hitherto;

Realities do not just exist,

They must be made anew.

 

 

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