When Silver Linings Cut

When the hope

Cuts deeper than the passing of time

The in between haunting

That will float in our minds

I will bleach my eyes

Until the white is all that is left

So that when the hope comes back

I can wrap my bandages

And walk out into the open

Street

Toxic Infinity

Where does it stop

I am sick of toxic masculinity

But by being publicly stated

I feel I am going to be castrated

To firmly believe that not all men are bad

That is with those same broad

Strokes of generalism

That humanity has done it’s most heinous work

Under such infirmity

To instruct the world to hate

With such fervent stride

So with my beliefs

By my side

Each man is different

As I want the best for my wife

My family

I hope that we can understand

The differences that make each person

Beautiful

Rather than

Hateful