Love Saw Through

By Nancy Mungcal

There was dust

Beneath their feet.

The heat was

Oppressive

Whether you were standing

Still

Or

Marching on.

A pebble lodged.

The sun illuminated

Everything.

You held your fears

Close to you.

There were myopic men

With guns

And rules.

No country,

No flag,

Just citizens of

Each other.

Tears were collected

To save for a

Drought.

The different shapes of our

Eyes still saw the

Same things.

History and

Brokenness

Had built enough walls

No good ever came

From any of it.

Love saw through

The lens of what was shared.

Hate saw through

The lens of what was divided.

There was dust beneath their feet

And fire in their hearts.

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