Poetry

John Foulcher: Two Poems

Ten Meditations on a Crowd 1 An unfussy parliament, it makes laws for no one and follows them to the letter. 2 It rallies around things it thinks true but rarely thinks about truth. 3 A crowd is a sure place. A crowd is generous with winners. 4 You are never, and always, yourself there. 5 Always unhurried, a crowd waits for no one. 6 It’s whispered about with a shake of the head by its pious cousins— audience, procession, congregation. 7 A crowd swings. It worships the single life. 8 Its greatest hits are sirens and whistles. 9 It…

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