Originally posted on 8/8/2013.

If I thought you truly loved people 
for the complex, contradictory,
dense ghosts they are

and not as symbolic husks,
bullets in your slide deck
of what’s wrong with the world, then

I could love you,
my activist, my firebrand; I could love you
if you could allow all of me in.

About Tony Brown

A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

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