iron gazes

I envy them their certainty,
flagwavers, these fistshakers
these declarers

I envy them their
ends of the earth, and their
answers, and their robust outrage

When the dust settles,
I envy them their eagle-eyed perception
of shapes, their voluble determination
of measures

I crave their incisive focus, and their tireless

I lust after the peacefulness of their rage

I long for the chaos on which they
casting iron gazes over
what must be done

I wish I knew how it felt to look
always asking,
how could you?
and never
how can we?


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