Revelation

i consumed the jabs

at my demeanor, because

i knew no other way

.

now others risk

self-worth to wash their hands

or take a piss?

.

it ends, humiliation in all forms,

or hell begins.

© Ben Ditmars 2017

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Photograph by Kim Stapf

Solar Radii

I’ve spent time measuring
a volume of kind words,
aggression spilled on
pavement equivalent the
mass of ugliness.

he didn’t stand a chance as
bullets clashed with liters of
intolerance and hit between
the solar radius of three
young hearts.

© Ben Ditmars 2016

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Photograph Courtesy of Kim Stapf

Read her blog here.