Us and them

The line of good and evil

Runs through

Each human being,

Not between us.

Not between the vaccinated

And the unvaccinated

Between believers

And the non-believers

Between the haves

And the have nots.

There are no humans

Incapable of serious evil,

And each one has access to the necessary

Faculties for virtuous living.

The idea of

“Us and them”

Casts us into a falsely

Impenetrable fortress

Of being invariably wrong

Or undeniably right,

Where our ends always justify

Our means,

And our so-called righteousness

That we imagine to be

Divinely endowed

Is in that moment, merely

Of our own making.

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