Not for You, Not for the World

By Barbara Perez Barbara Perez
Because a little reprieve, a little hope (even for those whom I love)
would exculpate the world of  its actions, I hold to logic steadfast.
Belief, without knowledge, dislodges perception of all the empirical world
— (even for you, mom and dad). Know that if, for you, on some filthy lie
I could wish for the mind’s persistence after death, I would say no.

Source: Poetry (January 2013).

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This poem originally appeared in the January 2013 issue of Poetry magazine

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 Barbara  Perez

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Barbara Perez earned her MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She teaches literature and composition at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio.

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SUBJECT Relationships, Family & Ancestors, Religion, Faith & Doubt, God & the Divine, Arts & Sciences, Sciences, Living, The Mind

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