Michael McCarthy

It’s Time: from Michael McCarthy’s Blog

It’s Time

How long
asked Dr. King
those many years ago

how long
to claim our angel part
rather than feeding the beast

deep in our bones
humanity hardens

ruby red blood
pours into the streets
common decency

a superiority complex
reigns throughout

those from on high
come down
touch the earth
feel the cool air
upon your face
meet your sisters

as the changing colors of the autumn leaves
rapidly drop
into the fallen heap
do so playfully
and romp around

still longing for the warmth
of some future day

how long
too long.


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