matador skewered by the horn
reverential recital of courage
cession of pain is a concession that came
for the one’s whose convergence from boyhood to man
happens so young.
Indignation and blame
and the purpose is never
A rational device
a needed voice heard
by minds of reason now lost in refrain
while their myopic world is awash in pain
Edification will stop on a pier
like the unfulfilled bridge
of the River Kwai.