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Meetings on the Road, VII:
Incremental Deliberation


At the crossroads, three men, tied hip to hip,
debated which way was wisest for all.
The man farthest right, with white-knuckle grip,
grasped his collar as if his coat might fall.

“I just don’t see,” said the one farthest left,
whose scanty clothes barely clung to his hide,
“why, based on arguments that are bereft
of proof, Better Days Road should be denied.”

The middlemost man looked that way and said,
“Our rightward friend speaks truth: traditions hold
that plains of scathing heat await ahead.
One mile should safely show who’s been cajoled.”

Miles along, the coated man gasped to state,
“To our own demise, you will acclimate.”



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07/21/03 Transactions and Groping in Higher Education (Society)

07/14/03 Stepping to My Whiteness (Society)

07/07/03 Close to the Canvas (Arts)

06/30/03 Waking Up to Dreams of an Ordinary Life (Life)

06/23/03 Reality from Metaphor, I: Flooding the Village (Society)

06/16/03 A Parody of Misery (Society)

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