“A difference of opinion”

If you have one, keep it.
A difference of opinion is a wild and rare creature.
To share her is dangerous. To not share; cowardice.
Humans seem to be locked in a constant struggle
to drive everyone to think and act the same;
To control and to conquer a difference of opinion.
She is all that is needed to spark any number of atrocities
from one side on another side— or just on one man
or woman who said the wrong thing
in the right place to the right people.

A difference of opinion;
If you have one, keep it.
Share her with very few.
Even hemlock is medicinal
in small enough doses.
But too much often leads
to loss of speech,
followed by death.

narrative poem written on 05-17-2011 by: on mattkane.com
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