Kindness is Dying

 

inspired by the words of Charity Parkerson

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if beauty slays

what might have been

the beast, then beauty

loses something greater

than itself

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the battle starts with us

inside these bars of purity

nailed shut –

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i can see a garden

built around the torn-up

earth, a barricade and

prison from diversity –

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nothing lives

but weeds find holes,

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they always do.

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© Ben Ditmars 2017

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Twenty-Seven

blue lips laced
with caramel color
in the shade –
knotted beauty,
sipped from paper
cups as natural
caffeine.

© Ben Ditmars 2015

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