The Shame of Competition

When I think of winning and losing

I tell myself

the result of horse races

between worlds

or single cities

erase other places.

The act creates

outsiders and nonoutsiders,

darkness–the other,


Zeno of Elea

knew the slowest of


would out-distance

our selfish attractions.

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