Yes, This Sonnet’s Political

Be careful now what mantle you put on;
The one that looks familiar, light and smart
Could shelter ill-or that from which it’s drawn-
A poison strong enough to stop your heart.
The dark and hidden fang of brown recluse
That lives by hiding like a sucking louse
Derives its power from how it can reduce
Your knowledge of its presence in the house.
Yet even these are Nature’s creatures, too,
Deserving of their place in her great plan,
With neither malice nor desire to
Destroy another even though they can.
No–evil and deception and their cost
Belong to human ego when Love’s lost.

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About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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