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chapter

— Salena Godden

I long to skip
to the next chapter
where the kings panic
and turn on each other

a mirror smashes
to reveal it was
all an illusion

the lie eats
its young
and destroys
itself

the kings
are no more
sabotaged
by their own
cowardice
and greed

a cloud passes
a new light
washes
all grief away
a soft rain
on a new dawn

we hear
bird song
children rise
and play and laugh

the people
exhale
in one big
easy breath

we recover
and heal
plant seeds
we chose love
and we live
in peace


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