Kindness is Dying


inspired by the words of Charity Parkerson


if beauty slays

what might have been

the beast, then beauty

loses something greater

than itself


the battle starts with us

inside these bars of purity

nailed shut –


i can see a garden

built around the torn-up

earth, a barricade and

prison from diversity –


nothing lives

but weeds find holes,


they always do.


© Ben Ditmars 2017

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