Split Down the Middle

 

 

 

SPLIT DOWN THE MIDDLE

 

I’m a poet to the lawyers

And a lawyer to the poets

Severed serrated soul

My genius is too whole

 

A gay to the straights

And a straight to the gays

Entertaining all urges

I am subject to all purges

 

I add the lilt of art to logic

And the steel of reason to art

To make a science that sings

And an art of savage stings

 

A rock and roller to the staid

Starched and suited to the rowdy

My fickle emotive spring

Spans the spectrum to each wing

 

I was named for Saul’s heir

My last name means free of God

Imbued with chosen rays

I swear to singe the common haze

 

David Gottfried, Copyright, 1995

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