Criminals die-

I do the dishes

sweep the floor of debris

dirty feet

pork chops on the stove

and I cause more pain

than Huh?

I hurt

I do so openly

my Gratitude 

is in my Denial of Denial

I’m no

homegrown heartseeking terrorist

I’ve not killed

not driven anyone

into lakes

into heaves

anywhere past-

closer to, in fact

the reality

that Everyone has a Dark Side

I know

I see 

You freak

Ostracized, often hated


the Vulnerable you I see

I’m not a danger

Promise on my Knees

Let go of your Paranoia

your fears are so much larger

than me.

c2011 GC Cameron