Somewhere in the Middle

Somewhere in the Middle

“The truth is somewhere in the middle”

says the rational person—

probably the right answer, really.


But it leaves the heart aching;

discontent with the idea

that emotion can misconstrue logic

in an argument between two opposing forces.


We’d rather a bullfight—

desperate for blood to pump our veins,

finding in it a reason to believe.


Throw ‘em in a cage,

call it a race to be king.

Remember, when you go to the booths,

vote for someone you believe!

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John Brogan

John Brogan promotes renewable energy products in Northeast Ohio. He is also a new father, recently welcoming his first son, Victor Mackenzie Brogan, into the world. These experiences have encouraged fresh insights as he moonlights writing poetry, his favorite occupation, at his home in Cleveland Heights, OH. John is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where he earned a BA in cognitive science. John is also the author of the following books: In Reflection of Nature (2015), and St. Augustine and the Piano (2016).