In The Details

You would not wish to become this involved
in a world that will swallow you whole.

It is the bigger picture.

How should we speak of the atrocities or
comprehend what we witness? Or fear?

Instant exposure to the elements;
the greed, the power or violence.

It is all in the details.

Why do you mask your shame, ask
forgiveness, yet accept no blame?

You won’t speak.
You can’t breathe.

Underserved emotions with ancillary needs.

The capacity is no longer there.
The effort, at best, is trial and error.

Watching an abject failure of humanity.

What will you do with your anger when
sentiment becomes a part of the process?

© 2022 j.g. lewis

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