Garden Path

How do you balance

the kind and the cruel


The good and the bad

of life’s golden rule


As reason pulls tightly,

treason pulls back


Living in conflict,

together intact


Tragic, comedic,

while often as both


 Angels and Demons

commingle betrothed


A savior, destroyer,

calling our name


A garden of riches

—caught in the flames


(Haverford College: February, 2021)

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