NaPoWriMo, 2016, Day 5–soft violence

soft violence

the soft violence of the sword
that severs flesh from flesh

that steals stone from soil
or holes in awnings from

falling bullets, silent as they
settle to earth, as they come

to rest through this, the soft 
skull of the city in the dark

One thought on “NaPoWriMo, 2016, Day 5–soft violence

  1. I love the distinction you make between a hard violence and a softer kind of violence. The kind of violence that takes its time, slow and steady as death itself…

    There is no escaping it. And yet you have made this realization peaceful, even comforting. Genius, as usual!

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