One Last Choice

When the world becomes heavy,
  take it inside

When the waves breach the levee,
  take it inside

When she just won’t stop asking,
  take it inside

When a friend is unmasking,
  take it inside

When the children have gone,
  take it inside

When the bad guys have won,
  take it inside

When the armies advance,
  take it inside

When you haven’t a chance,
  take it inside

When night lays unclaimed,
  take it inside

When excuses are blamed,
  take it inside

When the money’s all spent,
  take it inside

When your emotion’s been lent,
  take it inside

When the mime begins talking,
  take it inside

When the end comes back knocking,
  take it inside

When the music plays hollow,
  take it inside

When the Angels build lean-to’s,
  take it inside

When the berries have been picked,
  take it inside

When the Pope throws a fit,
  take it inside

When the words just won’t come,
  take it inside

When the choice zero-sum,
  take it inside

  “Inside there’s a fortress,
  with ramparts of light

  “One choice beyond choosing,
  —one vision beyond sight”

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2018)
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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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