Have you considered all the ways in which …
LIFE IS SACRED
Abortion (of choice-caused conception)
Senseless killing (can there be “just war”?)
Death penalties (where’s the capital in that?)
Euthanasia (euphemism for “Mercy Killing”)
Suicide (the traumatized need mercy)
Poisoning our food, air, water, soil, bodies—
Won’t we do what we can to minimize these?
Accepted and un-confronted, a culture of death
will affect who we are, alone and together
Who and what do we want to be?
Free, you say?
Where’s the freedom of the pre-born?
Is all fair in love and war, really?
Whose and what “vengeance is mine”?
Too complicated politically to fix?
Are Justice-and-Mercy scales broke?
Isn’t life a gift? Is death escape?
Will crumbling foundations give way in revolt?
Or, as we’re breaking and remaking will we find
that we’ve broken ourselves against bedrock?
Then what and where and who will we be?
This post previously published in 2021.
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