Petty Knots

–a new book suggests Lincoln was gay

The petty knots
we tangle ourselves in
can strangle a nation.

Small thoughts. Big men.
Tear a world apart.

Undue attention to motes, with
beams the size of wars in our eyes.
The question posed in the news:

Was Lincoln gay?
Who’s asking? And who’s
business is it anyway?

If petty knots and small talk
strangle the conversation,
in small minds small thoughts
will grow in the dark.

……………………….
Jim Culleny; 2005

…Was Lincoln gay?

…………………….

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