April 05, 2021


Casting Them Out


Casting Them Out

they laughed
and my orphans
ran and hid with theirs

they gathered together
and conspired
painted war faces
waited patiently

i never saw
the revenge exacted
on them

i like to think
it was less painful
than my own

sometimes i hope
it was more so

you cannot cast them out
like that
without paying a price

Article © Brian Rihlmann. All rights reserved.
Published on 2019-09-23
Image(s) are public domain.

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