+ 27.225 MHz 055: Reply To Willy Nilly [Redux]

Sometimes the proof of profound devotion

is often, in drawled hollerspeak, attacked
as back sliding.  Yet, retrograde is motion,
and can resume movement out of confusion

sometimes providing sites of resolution.

Sometimes to add a sum, one must subtract;

or when a product must be multiplied,
one often has to pass through a divide.

This is my testimony and I tell
it faithfully, if not perfectly well
(although [and here he winks] my love for rhyme,
made properly, has stood my stead this time).

To Christian poet---diplomat---Claudel
I dedicate this poem at its conclusion.



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