Saturday 15 February 2020

This man

This man that’s doomed to life in a cell
was just 13
when he killed.
Is that fair?

I don’t know,

but there’ve been men
who killed in bulk
whom History lauds.

There are those who are killed by the State
for killing others,
and those who are killed by the State
for being Jews,

but there’s no justice.

You, too, perpetrate.
You break others
in ways unique to you,
and, sure, they break you too,

but there’s no justice.

We are brutes.
We slay the flies
that torture lions
that torture prey,

for nature, too, is barbarous,

and nature is us,
and we are nature,

and the Word is with God,
and the Word is God,

but there’s no justice


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