Another path

Bully,

manipulate,

threaten,

harm,

twist,

turn,

and try

to silence

and suppress.

 

This is the way

of souls

who live

in a world

of subtle savagery,

where to succeed

is to dismantle

the other with

a butcher’s

sharpened knife.

 

But I choose to live

above this world of id,

and I want to step out

and say that this kingdom,

fashioned and

carved from fear,

is not my way;

and that

there is another path:

formed in kindness,

compassion,

giving,

and the potential

for a community

where everyone is visible

and fear dissolves

in the open sweetness of love.

 

10/8/2018