Tag: devil

What We Can

We all do what
we can.
We all do
what we can
just what we can
just as well as we can.
Even the devil’s
doing no worse
than the very best
he can.

The Devil’s Question

The devil, at last, spoke
and he asked me:

“Are you disappointed,
now realizing my nature?
Are you lost, knowing
that you and I
are one
and that you cannot defeat me
any more than you might
defeat yourself?
Where, then, is your purpose?
For what, now, shall you live?”

And silence was my only answer
and the devil smiled wide
and he vanished.