Reason

I was wrong

I changed

Now I’m better

Didn’t know

Was taught

Now it’s true

These are things of wonder

That reason can do for you

Gene G. McLaughlin 2013

The Black Heart Does Not Need Expedient Means

If you seek violence

The gun will seek you

If you seek strife

The knife will seek you

Things sought after

Are found

When I am wrong

I am wrong in spades

Mistrust and malevolence

Cascade

Like bullets

But my wrongness

Is slow and worded

Defeated by reason

And forceful thought

And I recover

With an absence of blood

The black heart

Does not need expedient means

It needs time and reason

Gene G. McLaughlin 2013