Undertones of violence parlay through the air
Hatred, so old it should be dead and gone
Rent through with reds, oranges and yellows

Patiently, patiently haunching the air

Dust devils jump and dance
Amidst the would-be glory
Riding, as if nothing were wrong

Glory abides, mercy redeems
Love heals when nothing else can

Fearful glances behind its back

Cleverly disguised as free will
Hunting its prey in backyard jungles

Gingerly abiding its time inside
Grabbing attention where desired

Partly here, partly there
Can you define everywhere?
stankadiddlehopper stankadiddlehopper
51-55, M
Jan 5, 2013