Diplomacy of Saul to Paul

Because my subjection is to Love alone
Academic subjects never captured me.
Objectivity requires objection,
The courtesy to be objectively able
withstands the objectionable, politely
Understanding the diplomacy of
Injection, rejection, abjection, ejection,
An object is an obstruct, a contradictory projection
A little dejection, only
Until such time as conjecture
Gives way to construction ….

when Love’s instruction is made an injection
That “gets under your skin
“Deep in the heart of you, to
“Sacrifice anything, come what may
“For the sake of having You near
“Despite the warning voice that repeats
and repeats in your ear”
(Thanks to Cole Porter)
To irritate the production of a pearl
True grit, covered not by you at all,
But by your Host’s hospitality, then

…. ‘you’re hardly here’, enthralls.

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About Andrew Dettman

Counsellor, poet, cabbie, diction worker. Ministrant.
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