Center of Darkness

Center of Darkness

Center of Darkness

Ignore his voice at your own peril.
Though seemingly vacuous,

know that it is meant to pull us
into the darkness

he would have surround us.
The base emotions of fear and greed,

the center of his own darkness,
would be the law of the land

should enough fall for his appeal.
Stand against that voice,

that wall with a blackness
greater than any thicket,

more a forest dark
where blood runs thin

and none are expected
to find kinship in diversity.

This my first attempt to meet the prompt for Jilly’s Days of Unreason Challenge – here Day #23 – which offers this quote from Jim Harrison:

“His mind’s all black thickets and blood” from Songs of Unreason.

Image source: gocomics.com (© Jim Morin, Miami Herald)

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