she came upon the scene quite innocently (2013)

 

still the scales continued to swing long after her knees hit ground

the green lady’s torchlight tricked her into believing

liberty could eliminate evil

 

past God, past Peace she had come to find

hallucinations could not explain this travesty

of bones and brains glistening

a trail of fluid winding from his discarded casing

her son melting into a macabre jewel on his fake velvet couch

 

his nappy brown chrysalis once held dreams

firmly clenched ideals,

now lay cracked and barren

as its startled departed host

 

see, reasonable cause lined him up before a firing squad

a hail of bullets and her miracle child

blows a kiss that never reaches her

this good bye kiss a catalyst to her inevitable

implosion/explosion/realization