Poem for the week: Kay Ryan

INSULT

Insult is injury
taken personally,
saying, This is not
a random fracture
that would have happened
to any leg out there;
this was a conscious unkindness.

We need insult to remind us
that we aren’t always just hurt,
that there are some sources—
even in the self—parts of which
tread on other parts with such boldness
that we must say, You must stop this.

– See more at: http://www.persimmontree.org/v2/summer-2011/sixteen-poems/#sthash.hRnCTMdw.dpuf

Advertisements
This entry was posted in kay ryan, poem of the week, poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Poem for the week: Kay Ryan

  1. theinfiniterally says:

    Wow. This is thinky. Very wise, my friend.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s