Circadian Poems

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Monday, April 24, 2006

Compassion?

COMPASSION?
By Wren Fallon



I talk about compassion

Stridently, passionately.

I deify it in my work.

I adopt stray cats.

I work for charity.

But when the man on the subway

Begs his piece and holds out his hat,

I close my eyes

And put my hands in my pockets.



Wren Fallon has neither blog nor website, and that’s the way she likes it.

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