Wallace Dean LaBenne

Hermeneutic Overload

Professor, therapist, author and poet.

Hermes was a Greek god who curried for favor
to swindle potentates
with his cunning claver.

Hermes was a brigand who hid in camouflage
to swindle the nanve
with his fluent barrage.

Hermes was a merchant who traded confidence
to swindle clientele
with his fine eloquence.

Hermes was a schemer who invented a ruse
to swindle everyone
with his verbal abuse.

Hermes was a conman who used a gift of gab
to swindle innocents
with his persuasive blab.

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