Friday, September 23, 2022

Reflected in their eyes

I’m not a hunter, but I think sometimes 
Of the soldiers in the trenches 
In the two World Wars and elsewhere, 
Who are taught, “Don’t shoot 
Til you see the whites of their eyes.” 
It’s so much easier to be cruel 
To those whom we don’t know or understand, 
But so much harder — for most of us, at least — 
When we see ourselves 
 Reflected in their eyes.

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