Mr. Browning, I Wish You Weren’t Right


A great poet once said:

“There are those who believe something, and therefore will tolerate nothing; and on the other hand, those who tolerate everything, because they believe nothing.” — Robert Browning, English poet (born this date in 1812; died in 1889).

Mr. Browning, I Wish You Weren’t Right

Somewhere in our middles
A great nothing resides-
Not my truth
Or yours-
For it’s a blinding thing:
Equality, or
Justice, or
To be right
We had to be wronged;
To be wronged we must concede-
That we are different;
Un-Balanced by the great scale
Of thermodynamics;
And the opinion of God,
little g,
Lies not on either side,
Because choosing gives
And we’re all at the center
When looking beyond
Our own eyes
And when we draw within
We become diminished.

KmcGee – 2016