Simple Stories

We all like simple stories
Where everything works out:
Where there’s some sort of justice
The bad guys brought to rout

We sometimes do this backwards,
I often have observed:
If something bad happens, we think
It must have been deserved

But real life brings some uncalled-for
Kinds of adversity –
Like that I still desire you
But you
Do not want
Me

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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

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