Humility Cornering Me – Richard J Tilley
Monday, May 27, 2024

Humility Cornering Me

Humility is a breach of trust,
Though some unwritten god whispers to me
That it is a mandatory persuasion.
I am so terrified by its precepts
And the poverty that it requires.
My heart battles against the
Incumbent strain of poor labor
That poetry and lifelines situate
By the gestures of humility.
I am strapped with terror, though I know
It is closer to the truth.