But please I must insist

from Poetry and Prose

But please I must insist
on this persistence
and resist the reluctance
that comes as I measure
the mission before me.

Drop the drivel
and stop the swivel
and mount the flowers on the balustrade
to parade the vision
before the masses.

What would I miss
were I to kiss the sweet face
of the entire race that
runs and rolls and strolls
under the sun?

We are wanting of nothing.

March 31, 3010

©2010 Helena Nash

updated: 6 years ago