All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness

They shout "We don’t love you any more!" as the rest of us run into the sea.

I got permission from the poet Rebecca Perry to share this poem from her book, Beauty/Beauty with you in full. It’s not available online elsewhere, and it’s one of my favorite poems….and feels quite relevant these days. The bold emphasis is mine.

A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages

It’s been said that a line can be straight,

or a street, but the…

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