A reacting reach.

i’m reaching for branches,
but instead, i grab twigs.
my extension is met
will repulsion.
why can i not reach
what i want?
why must my slacken
grip obstruct me
from my will?
i control nothing.
i’m but a mere
reaction of response
to a question
out of reach.

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Civility fights relativity.

kindness kills only itself.
those of stone cannot
feel the soft touch of civility.
we are anything by civil.
reaction through blows
respond in a manner of response.
blunt upon blunt
creates dull explosions,
but explosions nonetheless.