A Different End

Each of us stands at a

Different end of the weapon:

A shout,

A broken bottle,

A knife,

A gun –

Knowing that

(Beyond thinking,

Beyond guessing)

The circumstances,

The society,

The laws

Of the other

Are solely responsible

For where we stand now.

Both of us, holding rag-breathing together,

Wondering who will cause

What happens next.

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3 thoughts on “A Different End

  1. redjim99 says:

    A balance to be struck perhaps.

    Jim

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