Aftermath

a Poem by Raquel Swann

 

With years on our side.

We thought we knew each other.

In the span of a few hours,

you were revealed.

In favor of hate – you are.

In favor of bigotry – you are.

In favor of misogyny – you are.

We will never be the same again.

I cannot bear to look into your eyes.

I weep for you.

In this Aftermath there are few absolutes.

I must stand alone now – absolutely.

I must evolve – absolutely.

I must move on – absolutely.

There is compassion and love out there.

I must find it and embrace it and fight for it.

Now that you are out of the shadows.

The spotlight shall never be uncast.

My heart is a desolate wasteland,

in the wake of the destruction you have caused.

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