Normal people don’t choose to make cruelty a part of how they are –
Cruel treatment either makes us cruel in our ignorance of how it affects us, and so how our cruelty in attempts to elevate ourselves affects others, or, we choose kindness and face ourselves and our own pain instead of trying to pass it on.
Cruelty becomes normalized by people choosing to turn away in the face of it.
Be gentle and kind on your demons, and you will learn how to be kind to the demons of those you feel persecuted by.
Am I the shore? Place to rest in sun
’til waters reflect.
I know it is not what I am
to you, but many.
Am I for the wandering?
Hide here in time-
Tear up on cliffs, let go, fall
deep in water.
With salty wounds shelter staring,
in a cave, between fires silhouette.
Morning comforts rise across an ocean;
Find fortune on those shores.
Sail in, out, and smile goodbye,
Our island fruit in parlour – stay strong
In heart and soul labours.