Forever on the Far Side

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Poetry

I remember writing this a while back on noticing how a particular someone would consciously avoid those who didn’t ‘support’ / ‘share’ his way in the world. I also noticed the effect this had.

 

Forever on the Far Side

A man moves silently to
the far side of a room.

To the far side of
another man
bearing
different
circumstance.

A man with a
different look.

A man who looks at
the very same
world
differently.

And such a darkened move
reveals a prejudice
that extinguishes light.

All light.

And would keep
us forever
on the far side.