Once Condemned

Tentative speak
group think
safety in numbers
100th monkey challenge
dueling concepts vie
majority silent
minority mob
contention rotting
in the brain
sentient vibration
uncertain dictations
bubbling up in the mind
pressure left to understanding
shadowed in the absurdity
of abstract thought and metaphor
there is no vessel,
just primordial willpower
and the will to find power
to stamp out the beliefs
and strangle the heart
of the enemy, a racist fascist
far less agreeable than traitors
and pedophiles

dis-associative conscience
sociopathy of the eyes
soulless and blank
the empty void is in the smile
the target is in the sight
nothing subjective about it
the objective perspective of a
serial killer zeroing in on its prey
it drops the bomb
it shoots the gun
it throws the knife
it thrashes with a stick
it berates with words
it pierces with the spirit
it doesn’t understand
the concept: love
it’s never known it
never felt it
perhaps hurt
deep down

the light has risen
passed the 45th degree
it burrows deep the length
of every well, it pierces
to the core, exposes shadows
and dark hearts, radiates
the intolerant and hateful
it keeps them from their
goals for the light workers
and deep hearts have
transmuted the days
and migrated the world
to another height altogether,
have changed the nightmare
of persecution, have altered
the agonies of tribulation
and shown them to the sun
have faced them with its
burning light, have warmed
them with its empowering love

the last thing that must be done
is to lock away all transgressions
and forget the hate they held
and favor forgiveness with hindsight
and stories to recite to the memory,
progression’s glory: the hands that heal,
life’s final extension, gleeful exploration,
growth thriving, gold and white,
deeper green and deepest blue,
amethyst, indigo



“Once Condemned” is written by Michael Aaron Casares. All rights reserved.


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