Today’s Prompt is to write a love and/or anti-love poem.
To Love the Monsters
by Beth Weaver-Kreider
I have been going on the assumption
that it is the calling of my soul
to love the ones I want to hate,
to find a way to live with heart so open
that I cannot help but part the veils
of rage and fury that encompass me
to see the tender shoots of something
human that lives within the monsters.
I have begun to doubt the truth of the call,
uncertain whether I possess the character
to turn calling to possibility.
Yet something deep within me knows
that this is the deeper truth:
that hate breeds hate and love breeds love,
and I get to choose which one to grow.
1. Putting together a chapbook
2. Making little booklets with the staff of Silhouette today
3. The monsters do not define us
5. Reading The Phantom Tollbooth with Joss
May we walk in Beauty!