Withhold No Ethos

Withhold No Ethos

by Cam M. Roberts


“Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration,
since we are most fully persuaded when we
consider a thing to have been demonstrated.”
— Aristotle, Rhetoric


He told me:
I only wish
you had more
morals about you

I said unto him:
You seem quite a bit indignant
though don’t fret as I feel mighty sufficient.
What few clutched fistfuls I still hold come from you –
To live and let live, slavish work,
fruitful fucking, inherit dirt,
then die quietly
old man.


© CMR, 2014