a promise is credit ii

the promise or indeed the prospect of recognition
is good enough bait
that all one has to do is wait
for the catch to reel it in

because the desire to be heard or seen
will time and again prove too great
a temptation to resist… as all things related to credit
so clearly, an inherent weakness of the human being

© Heath Muchena, 2016

3 Comments on “a promise is credit ii”

  1. vivachange77 says:

    Is this like “virtue is its own reward”? I like your poem.

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  2. I of July says:

    You’re absolutely spot on. I’m impressed… thanks for opening my eyes to that parallel, I hadn’t made that connection, but indeed the negation of virtue as symbolised in that idiom is bound to manifest in what is inferred in the poem 🙂


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