What do you do…
when someone kicks in your fence???
Do you replace the pickets immediately
so that no one knows how vulnerable you really are???
Do you hire armed guards
to protect what is yours,
this postage stamp on the earth
so no oil spills,
nor killing of animals or humans,
born or unborn,
fighting war, after war, after war, after war
where no poisonous sounds like leaf blowers or pesticide,
cross over into your space,
separate from everyone else’s???
Do you run surveillance cameras
so you can voyeur
into the lives of everyone who passes by???
And catch the culprit
making them a spectacle for all the world
to see on how not to act???
On how not to destroy
what is precious to someone else???
What do you do with us humans…
who never seem to learn…
who erase one person’s ease in the blink of a kick…
Owning the hatred
and Destruction that lives in the dark folds of your own heart…
in the between place,
where the light
shines all the brighter in this dense darkness,
the world turns,
and from that splintered break,
I seek the ability to dance
with it all…