June 28, 2000


Optimism Without a Hope


today, at Connies graduation, someone said

“trust your instincts, they are always right”

with those carefree words assuming a purity

universal in all who breathe, and I wondered

when Adolf, Idi, or Genghis graduated

were the words the same for them.


Optimism Without a Hope
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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