Killing Mercy

 

The quality of mercy is not strained

Not in this place

Not in this age

 

Mercy no longer exists

For us

 

Only force, power, control, domination, hegemony

 

What is real is not pretty

To anyone

 

So Mercy is still a name

Given to children

By ignorant parents

 

 

© Gayle
Force Press 2002

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