Voiding Nature’s Cruelty
by Regis Boff
Inequity has no headwater.
It is indelible
and within most lifetimes
only fades a bit.
It is part of life.
A life of balanced hopefulness
is impossible without
first digesting fully this truth.
We have built Gods, laws, and political parties
to correct inequality
and when these always fail to satisfy us,
we turn on each other.
Many in disappointment
spend all their time sawing away despondently
at the very limbs they are sitting on.
Only personal happiness voids nature of her cruelty.