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What Passes for Respect


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What Passes for Respect

That which passes for respect
Presently among us
Too often actually has
Another name:


As in:

You have more money than I do.
You’re stronger than I am.
You have more pull than I do:
Unless I treat you right,



That’s not respect.

Sounds like this:

I find qualities in you
To admire.
Your contribution to the world
Is valuable.
I’m so glad
You exist,
Even gladder
You’re nearby!

May I
Help you


Among us, poets are ill paid. In order to continue her work, this one currently lives in her minivan, on an income of a fraction of our nation’s poverty level. If her work has moved, enabled or uplifted you, your contribution to this effort may be made at:Β



Published by Ana Daksina

Read worldwide one million times, Ana Daksina is a Troubador of the coming age.

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