To hear it second-hand does not
equate with what you said – your
voice an avatar has faked I fear.
Nonetheless in gravity it threatens
common sense, the choice of kind
to burn within another’s ear; a
case was never placed before
so grievous to your sanity.
No room for compromise at all
a proxy view declaims – who
was it paraphrased debate?
you’re placed in jeopardy of
shame assured, as if you knew
just whom it has defaced.
© 7 June 2008, I. D. Carswell