Poems about guilt in its different forms by the poet Sun Shadow: Time anxiety when you feel guilty for not being productive; survivor’s guilt when you survive a life-threatening situation when other did not or happiness guilt when you feel being happy makes you a bad person.
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DARK ELECTRIC BEAT
You were dying
While I went shopping today.
While I picked through patterns
You waded through rubble rivers.
I tried on dresses
While you tried empty taps for water.
While your bowls growled an answer to the sky.
And all the while the bombs fell
I tapped my foot to a dark electric beat.
DUCKS AT THE POND
I strolled in the park today
While you sat in a cold station.
I walked my dog
While you carried yours across borders.
I took off my mask to picnic
While you donned a balaclava.
I lay on the grass with the sun on my face
While you ran towards the guns.
I counted yellow butterflies
While you numbered your dead.
I fed the ducks at the pond
While you feed the flowers.