Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Majority of You and I

Since the majority of me
Rejects the majority of you,
Debating ends forthwith, and we
Divide. And sure of what to do

We disinfect new blocks of days
For our majorities to rent
With unshared friends and un-walked ways,
But silence too is eloquent:

A silence of minorities
That, unopposed at last, return
Each night with canceled promises
They want renewed. They never learn.

Philip Larkin

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