Friday, July 25, 2014

For Everything That Mattered

Sometimes I am amazed
We know what kindness is
Given the cruelty we inflict
On each other, the cruelty

Lives inflict on lives, the green
World on all living. Mostly
The green world's wet and sweet
But the wormwood's in it

And in us, and if we drink
Too much, even the sugars
Give us nightmares, shadowy
Cruelty being to solid kindness

What a fetch met at twilight
Is to the unfortunate soul perceiving
The terrible resemblance. You know
You look like the end of me.

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