Summer 1958 • Vol. XX No. 3 PoetryJuly 1, 1958 |

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Goliath stood up clear in the assumption of status, Strong and unquestioning of himself and others, Fully determined by the limits of his experience. I have seen such a one among surgeons, sergeants, Deans, and giants, the power implicit. Then there was David, who made few assumptions, Had little experience, but for more was ready, Testing and trying this pebble or that pebble, This giant or that giant. He is not infrequent. How could Goliath guess, with his many assumptions, The force of the slung shot of the pure-hearted? How could David fear, with his few hypotheses, The power of status which is but two-footed? So he shot, and shouted!

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