Remedial Empathy

Alexander S. Peak

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Like a heart-attack,

Like the fucking lamented,

A crown of the deity chastises

His pain.  In a mocking voice,

A voice without concern for

Humanity, they call on

His work.  A mixture of blood and

Sweat; the only vindication received.

Friday’s melodic undertones

Hung in the balance,

As shouts of discontent flooded

The temple.  Within the influx,

Beyond the vision or words rotting on

Paper, is seen this

Man’s pain.  And the picture is

Taken down from the wall.

Written 2004 by Alexander S. Peak