If you disarm
will you be arm less
and have to feed yourselves
with a fork between your toes?
Will you be broke then, broken, bashed
and battered beyond recognition with
the rest of the poor under-employed?
If you disarm, will you be disarming?
or will you have lost your ability
to charm and hoodwink,
look powerful and
Posted at Poets United Poetry Pantry #273
The photo is "Right Shoulder, Arm, and Hand" by Thomas Eakins, 1880, photo by
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