Evil

Evil, if it is, lives behind the walls
in a murky shadow world of self-doubt
(who, after all, cannot truthfully make
at least a good guess about what is right?)

and waits for those who ask ‘Why shouldn’t I?’
but do not pause too long for the response,
acting without thinking, without caring
about the balance of the world they share,

without acknowledging the source power
that fuels all things – the neutral force of life
feeding both light, and the pale specter that
asks ‘what evil lurks in the hearts of men?’

The most correct answer of course is none,
it exists and breeds mostly in their minds.

14 MAR 2003

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