To A Purely Hypothetical Hero

How easily we took the chance
of stepping off the ego’s rim.
I could never do that dance
in any way with him.

My armour wasn’t any good -
he’d always find my weakness.
I always knew I really should
disarm his lust with meekness.

I cried with mingled hope and dread,
“Love isn’t very nice!”
You laughed up at the sky and said,
“It’s cheap at twice the price.”

To A Purely Hypothetical Hero

Nancy Ames

Calgary, Canada

Artist's Description

I wrote this poem to say that love is rare and precious and to recognize that is heroic.

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