‘Pit Vipers’

To not appease the critics,

success within our grasp

The charlatans of written words,

venom of the asp


They bury deep inside their dens,

ordained iconoclasts

 Passing judgment, casting blame

—on what they fear might last


(To T.R.’s ‘Man In The Arena’ March, 2021)

Copyright 2021 Kurt Philip Behm

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