At peace with the world

Wednesday, July 24, 1996 - 10:00

She says she's at peace with the world

— with everything in its place,

everything as it should be.

What if she gets kicked around.

That's the normal state of things.

Besides, she can do the same to others

— and that's normal too. In this way, she knows she's important.

More important than them.

To her mind, that makes up for everything.

But she deludes herself.


In fact, without admitting it,

she's not at peace with her life

but unable to see why.

And kicking people around even harder

is the only way out she can see.

Afrodity Giannakis

From GLW issue 239