Poem – Necessary Murder

Poem image of baby and adult handGrowth necessarily means change and choice; even passive choice.

Necessary Murder

The day I was born

Everything was possible.

Each decision thereafter

Murdered countless scores of maybes.


How can I take my next step

When I know how many of my selves

I send to the gallows?


But I am damned anyway

For even with inaction

There are untold numbers

Of lives unlived.


But choose I must

If I want to direct

The executioner’s axe,

If I want to make sacred

The sacrifice of all my lost lives.


My truth is I must choose

With purpose and joy and grief

To make manifest the promises

On which all my ghosts depend for meaning.


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