2020 Poems


Why do we easily
Turn to hate
Instead of taking
The time to relate?

Why would I rather
Seek your demise
Than ever take
Your compromise?

Have we turned
From our community?
Undone thousands of
Years of humanity?

Or could I take
Just 5 minutes more?
To see what you see
To try to explore

The realities
Between you and me?
To understand
If not agree

And hold closely
The possibility
That to be heard
May be what you need.

By Makar

Stephen Sutherlin is a designer, poet and musician. He writes poetry about life in the southwest and enjoys metrical lyricism.

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