Friday, May 4, 2012

a poem for those who follow the news, in which the triumph of Goodness is assumed

To ken31nca, who flipped out in the comments section 
after catching a glimpse of Evil in the post:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

i could be you 
just as easily – you 
could be me just as well –
we could be through with
this misery
we could have 
done with this hell

each one of us already knows how
and, even though some of us don't understand --
the pretended ignorance shows, 
now -- we can see all such traitors are damned

lonely and frightened 
are all at once overcome 
by the fear that the world could not be made right 
and what is right would never again be made clear

and then -- as if on cue -- to save you from despondence
at long last -- no, not even a bell
remember please our correspondence
please remember how 
i wanted to tell you that much more 
at these times 
what the keys are
so that all of the world could be ours 

what both of the sides 
of "to be" are
metaphorical "ser" and "estar"

because those who refuse to be saved 
have been Evil 
-- well, all along --
in fact take a proud satisfaction depraved
in choosing senselessly yet to do -- wrong....