Viniquity

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.

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They held up a stone.
I said, “Stone,”
Smiling they said, “Stone.”

They showed me a tree.
I said, “Tree.”
Smiling they said, “Tree.”

They shed a man’s blood.
I said, “Blood.”
Smiling, they said, “Paint.”

They shed a man’s blood.
I said, “Blood.”
Smiling, they said, “Paint.”

— Dannie Abse (adapted from the Hebrew of Amir Gilboa), 1982