Dignity is not guaranteed

when greed is the ideal

of the shortsighted, of the selfish and entitled

They steal and discard what they don’t need

Collecting points in their games

Losing the game means searching

the field in the growing darkness

for minutes, for hours, for years

until darkness becomes too heavy

and it’s tempting to walk around with pieces missing

Find the light or make the light

but never steal the light

from someone else

Find the fallen

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burn down the field

and fight to keep

what isn’t guaranteed

Copyright © Christina Lynn Lambert  2018