conflict…

Painting by Ever Fonseca Cervino

parole board meets
agrees
to release
a murderer
a second chance
at
life
for
good behavior
it’s been
twenty years
or more
since incarceration
no
second life
for
victim
no
resurrection
but
that’s
not the conflict
the president
politicos
and
corporate execs
who
are responsible
for
thousands of deaths
as
part of their
job
are
rewarded
for
increasing the profit margin
at
whatever human cost
they
are not
incarcerated
that’s
the conflict