Human Nature

Oh-so-human Poison

THE MALICE WITHIN

Feels like a nose bleed,
but
it’s the anger
pushing up blood pressure.

Feels like it’s right,
the hate,
but it’s a trick of non forgiveness
and the futile contest of who wins the hardest hate.

The churning water above, you see,
is the chaotic hurt below, inside one.
It’s the infected wound embedded in the belief
that we’re right.

We are right.
They are wrong…
yet holding that venom
kills us, not them.

© Lynn P. Penner, 2015
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