bleak

dangerous, that being. that powerful.
lesser boys and lesser girls have no control.
followed that. followed on and on.
pushed them. punished them.
that anger.

angered at nights,
angered at mornings,
angered without cause.

houses torn, houses burned.
forced to leave,
to find a new abode somewhere.
but there’s nowhere else to go

except with that being.
that harsh, that cruel being.
imagine sleeping with no roof
under your head.

except that being.
that false, that unmerciful being.
who punished everyone who don’t obey.

 

2020

About chester maynes

poet, and a lover of music and books.
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