Friday, February 19, 2016

Do You Have To Ask?

“You went somewhere just now, where did you go?”
   “Ah; nowhere anyone but me can live.”
“Your own personal hell then?” “Yes and no.”
   “Are you the sinner there, or do you give
Out punishment?” “Both. I am my own devil.”
   “And aren’t we all. I’m only tempted by
What tickles me on some self-centered level.”
   “Same here. Show me the lost, the sad, and I
Will murder God to help them. That’s my hell.”
   “The mortal sin of generosity.”
“That’s where I went just now. I almost fell
   Into the trap of being That Dark Me.”
      “It’s my trap too.” “So if we’re both its whores,
      I’ll show you my hell, if you show me yours.”

Copyright 2016 Matthew J Wells

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