The Straight Arrow

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 30, 2018

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The Straight Arrow

would never be crooked

yet he lures a married woman

and advises her on divorce.

The Straight Arrow

tears apart a partnership

and pierces a heart

committed to honesty. 

But you defend him

as straight and true

and it couldn’t be any other way

because if he were not

neither would you.

All illicit love starts with excitement

and an assumption of truth 

but the bent nature of it all 

only seems clear 

to those bystanders

willing or unlucky 

to see the slings and arrows fly. 


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