Simple Bravery

Alex Bransky
Jun 20, 2024

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Outdoor concert, hot summer day
Smashing Pumpkins on the stage
Mid to late nineties, grungy art
Two men next to me decide to throw down, and the seas part

One man, with long brown hair, steps in the middle
From the stage echo the sounds of a fiddle
He waves his arms, entreating the onlookers to reclaim the open space
And they do, and the brawl does not take place

This is the hero I want to be
Working for peace, overflowing with bravery
I’m not sure my ticker was designed for that
But maybe it’s worth the risk of a heart attack

Photo by Antoine J. on Unsplash

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