These aliens

Stop them,

round them up,

blame them,

and play games

of fear of

the outsider,

the one different,

the one apart

who does not fit

the rigid ideal of

what your society

should be.

 

Look at these aliens

with suspicion

but never look

at where the horror really lies,

where the violence

finds its metal force,

and where the fear grows.

 

It is easy to look

at that which stands

different in our eyes.

but it is harder to see,

in our blindness,

the invisible  and

hidden source

of the terror.

 

1/2/2017

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