Step Aside

Cascading degrees of separation.
Bitter hurtful words,
Spewed from behind convictions,
Behind concealed faces,
Behind popular opinions.
Blame divided into
Predetermined piles,
Choose your side —
Complex issues simplified
To polarizing stock opinions.
All ambition, all intention,
Halted, walled-in, bottled up,
Cumulating rage, frustration,
‘Til the dam comes crashing down.
All alone we stand together,
Treading water,
Trading hate.
Leave the firing lines,
It’s not too late —
Live, let live,
Step aside.

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