Manifest Destiny

Fortunately and unfortunately
beauty can be found in violence.

Usually it is in motion
but sometimes in painful expression.

Dance was ordained beautiful by god
but dance in our culture is practice war.

Those who felt the violence
wished for salvation

from the fervent messengers
sent to deliver retributions.

Only one of the dead
saw beauty before she fell

killed by blue avengers
who manufactured grievance.

copyright © 2023 Kenneth P. Gurney

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