Poet of the Week: Maurice Decaul

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In The Meantime

The gods looking down from safety resume their dispute about humans
the interventionists argue for decisive but limited action
fire   plague, while the pusillanimous remind the others of Diomedes

stabbing Aphrodite, Diomedes piercing Ares with his spear
the hubris of man. The apathetic throw up their hands
let man kill man his blood is his blood, they argue what is it to us

if he destroys himself & Zeus meant to speak up
but the debate had moved on to topics of importance
while below him, people marched & fought & declared their lives mattered.

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