An Insidious Grip

A-maze-ing Laughter
I want to hurt
Because I have been hurt
I want to punish
Because I have been wronged
I want to bomb my enemies
Because they have stolen my peace

And the grip of violence
Grows ever tighter
Until the meager remains of love
Trickle from my cold, hateful body

A-maze-ing Laughter
By Yue Minjun
British Columbia, Canada, 2015