Lifestyle

Margaret Moore

Mailed fists could easily manage
The earlier alphabets;
Straight lines incised
The deeds of dead warriors,
The unbending will of the gods,
The rules of division,
Upon tablets of stone.

In the hedgeschools we attempt
The humanist current cursive,
Writing with quickening fingers
(While there are yet fingers),
Writing lightly upon skin
(While there is yet skin).