Forever on the Far Side

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Observations, Poetry

I wrote this after noticing how a particular someone would consciously and very obviously avoid those who didn’t agree with his way in the world. The effect such obvious exclusion has on the world is vastly underestimated, and we could all stand to examine if we are ever complicit in such behavior. #exclusion #bullying

 

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.