Thick Face, Black Heart

It cuts the line at the bus stop,
Raises your gall,
Physically gives you a shove,
So that you want to lash back and give it a beating,
But it’s taken the form of an octogenarian,
So you show restraint and just let the gall burn you and the hatred rise,
You’ve recognized it, acknowledged it, but do not yet know it fully,
It has wrong footed you,
Left an eye burning,
Stinging,
Weeping with inconsideration,
Like that lashed by a branch not held by a fellow traveler,
It refuses to acknowledge your soul,
Takes you off guard then spears deep into your psyche,
Leaving a poisonous barb that burns you with the cold fire of ice,
Snap freezing all that is decent with in you,
A cryogenic preservation of your humanity,
Viewable through the ice, but never felt again,
Then it grips your heart,
Throws it down on the forge,
And hammers out a purple blade of rage,
You take that misshapen heart,
And hack your own way through a forest of humanity,
By pretending to be a pig so that you can eat a tiger,
You of a thick face and a black heart,
You’re not kidding anyone.

Thick Face, Black Heart

Digby

Taipei, Taiwan

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