Can we accept it's murder living everywhere?
Forgo the unique response
How can not want to "live in beauty?"
The cutter sees the beauty in the henna wound.
The glitter-bomber sees the beauty in the homophobe's flip-flop.
Before the killing is the cataloging of life.
These are unique attempts at poignancy.
I am keeping my family in the future
where you can't kill them
but that's a lie!
They waiting to be touched.
What is the sum of 9 and 9:
It's your turn! Move into the poem. Renovate it. Knock down its walls. Put your spin on it. Make it your own.