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
son.

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
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3 thoughts on “Withhold No Ethos

  1. It’s been a while since you have posted. It made me miss your smart writings. Here is yet another masterpiece, so carefully created. Thought provoking goodness.

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