Love and War

It’s an indecipherable dichotomy;
how shadows deepen as we naively
step into light causing even the most
optimistic to conclude evil is inevitable.
You build over a long and often painful
process. Steadily inching toward a perfect
outcome amazed how simple life seems when
viewed through a window. When we can just get
past that very first step. We may traverse the plaza
counter-clockwise but the brutal truth is that the world
comes at us head on causing us to forget in moments of
peace how in an instant things easily evaporate to shadows
and darkness. While there you come face to face with the most
unchangeable law of nature; you absolutely can’t change change.

R. M. Dolin, 2016