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Indifferent

We became indifferent to the suffering of others

Since otherwise we would have been broken

Shattered in the pain of it all

As it happened we grew filters and justifications

To walk by corpses on sidewalks

We didn’t look

But we saw them anyway

Every way we walked

We walked past need outstretched

We walked through regrets into simulations of grandeur

Refugees from truth camped in illusion

Feeding fear with terror

Becoming indifferent to our own hearts

 

 

David Trudel     ©  2013

 

 

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Victim

Victim is not a trait or an avocation

Happenstance happens

Random as powerballs dropping

 

Some bodies bear the sins

Of the wicked

Deluded

 

Immersed in their narrow outrage

Sympathy excluded

Detonation clears more than this air

 

Leaving victims

 

 

David Trudel  © 2013

 

 

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