il_570xn-363494485_n86pImagine hostilities
as buildings
they will stand before you
stay after you are gone
that evidence
in brick and mortar
shows you their truth
begun outside of existing
when next a person cuts you down
tries to reach and tear out your throat
be mindful of this
it is their pain makes their wrath
their loss that attempts to make you feel
as badly as they do
in that
find mercy
and if you cannot
then find understanding
this war they are in
began before you understood
you are simply the person
who walked too close
to their sore shadow