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Rated: E · Poetry · Political · #2199706
Doomed by geography.
Questions clear as the sunshine in May:
Our glasshouse on shaky footings was raised
Yet the bedrock that sustains its frail grace,
How is it not the same
Some few paces away?

By virtue of what, who is to say
That these currents coursing throughout our veins
Is not likewise held by the same ropes and reins
In someone just like us,
Just a stone's throw away?

Fate in hand of where feet first land.
Lines in the sand, abstractly planned
By the right of soil.
Foils like water on oil.
From poles of the same height
Hang rags of the same size,
But stained in different ways.

Doomed a pawn before our first dawn;
Contracts in clot, arbitrarily drawn
By the right of blood.
Pray by shrines made of mud
To gods of the same kind,
Shaped by the same minds,
Only with different names.
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