Another of the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Green as a writing prompt. Very rough draft


Law 23: Concentrate Your Forces

what do I want

to be heard

to be popular

to be respected

to be legendary

or merely to get laid

not that these are impossible

or exclusive of each other


when I expect one has to lead to the other

nothing happens

that’s why I never trust

a man’s poem

about the magic of the goddess

about his belief in the rights

of a woman

I know he’s saying what it takes

to get laid

that ode to fidelity

has all the authenticity of greeting card

the language has to be free of agenda

a poem is not a personals ad

when politics takes over

the run-away train of thought

careens from compassion to passion

to anger about everything


when all those sitting ducks

get shot again and again and again

it might be time to stop shooting from the lip

to looking beyond the spew

to a solution

to anger management

as opposed to constant rattling

of the same cage of how the fuck

how much more do we have to take


anger isn’t the key to open that cage


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