Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Indiscreet Angler

For some folks, credulity
Remains the first position.
It’s their instinct to believe.

It’s not that they can’t be coaxed
Away from what threatens them.
They’re capable of reason.

They simply prefer belief.
On the other hand, others,
Fewer, take skepticism

As their default position.
They’re inclined to raise their brows
At initial evidence

For any hypothesis.
It’s a point of pride with them,
Not that they can’t be suckered—

But you have to toy with them.
If skeptics are your target,
You like to tie your own flies.

If you just want believers,
Start with worms, then move to weirs,
Or, for sheer fun, dynamite.

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