Trick or Treat?

We are all

out here

picking our poisons,

thinking we know them,

thinking we own them.

The illusion of control

is a powerful weapon.

If we never see the walls,

we’ll never test them.


Maybe out of habit,

out of our minds,

or out of options.

We run out of choices,

but keep on creating.

New and more completely

insane angles.

Approaching the same problem

over and over.


We all think that we

would recognize evil,

even if that evil is our own.

I’m afraid to say,

it isn’t that easy.

The devil’s in whose skin

still seems their own.

We all have choices.


HG – 2019


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