12/3/12

Rae Armantrout: Homer

If the good is momentum,
smooth passage,
putting all this
behind you,

evil is the whirlpool,
the amplified local.

If good is the all-enduring
intention
that carries you
to the future,

evil is the present's
animal magnetism.

Wily one,
you disguise yourself
here

to appear
elsewhere
in your own person.

"If only he would come again
as he once was,"
they say.


From Money Shot

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