Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

Irony Is The Last Refuge


Irony is the last refuge of a metaphor-less poet
Saying more than one thing at one time-
Slanting the surface meaning back upon itself
Making fun of its own insufficient complexity-

Irony is the last refuge
But what is irony?

Of course this is the most ironic of all
Relying absolutely on something
One does not even understand if one has -

Not irony, Ignorance and Desperation

Submitted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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