I like, or do not like, but don’t define
Myself or any other by false choice.
Because the premises of others are not mine.
The ten commandments, even those give voice
To false assumptions which presume to know
Men’s hearts and motivations and reduce
Our complex lives to almost naught, and little show
The wondrous thing God made in man. What use
To say one did not break the law, yet live
As if in fear that one’s whole life
Is rightly shaped by the idea that one might. Why give
Such prominence to sin, though it is rife.
I am not now, nor have I ever been
Simply pro or anti this or that, nor in between.