and he will shout it from rooftops

it required no acrobatic maneuver, no perfectly perfected prose, or metered response there was no need to hold back, contrive, force, restrain, feign — no contortionists need apply she did not walk the tightrope, the gangplank, on eggshells — the way was clear and easy and he offered no illusion, sleight of hand, trickery — […]