Such Worlds as This

Broken, Peeling Paint on Truck, Linda Vista Motel, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
I listen
To those who tell me
How the world is
How the world is as it is

How disturbingly dark and broken
Some of these worlds are
How maliciously cruel

And though I know such worlds exist
In their hearts and in their deeds

I know I have never set foot in such a world

Broken World
Decaying truck paint
Linda Vista Motel
British Columbia, Canada, 2019