A Man of Integrity

A Man of Integrity

Respects names and faces, but breaks them in different places.

Comes back around like shoelaces and straightens out like braces.

Apologizes, reconnects, synthesizes, and never neglects.

Not the defects or the insects or even the rejects. He only accepts.

Flaws and walls, waiting patiently outside of bathroom stalls.

No no-knock entries to cause you pause. No need to sharpen claws. He even obeys most laws.

Stands up and fights. Knows his rights. Illuminates with lights

so blinding bright the weak-willed will lose their sight, take flight, and be lost in the night.

He’ll search to find them. Explain to and remind them

Of a better time when they could live without sin. A time that could come again.