A free-verse poetic reflection on the current state of our national political non-discourse
Whenever we, whatever the topic, whatever the relationship, talk past one another, whenever speech, with cruelest errancy, takes flight from lips ungoverned by the charity of civility, for we, myopic, cannot and will not see beyond of our points of view (our opinions being our beginnings and our endings) to acknowledge that others, even, especially our opponents, have views (and values and virtues), too; then we will not and cannot see “the other” as we see ourselves; as human, but rather as demons.
Whenever this happens, all lose and none is safe.
© 2021 PRA
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