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 Patrick Theron Erickson
 Patrick Theron Erickson
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Since moderation in temper is always a virtue, whereas moderation in principle is always a vice (Thomas Paine), label me moderate in temper and...read more immoderate in principle. And I'll cop to vice as readily as I cop out to virtue. For I'm as immoderate in temper as I am too moderate in principle, if I'm not being immodest.
More work by Patrick Theron Erickson:

We better be nightcrawlers

if we're to crawl in the tall wet grass

out of the tall wet grass

into the nightlife


if we're to crawl at all


We better be grasshoppers

if we're to hop from green blade to green blade


and not be speared

thrust through


We better be grass blades

sharpened by that whetstone

the wind and the dew


We better sharpen our appetites

or our wits

and keep our wits about us

when we countersink our roots.




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