justice to the left of me, justice to the right

The quality of mercy is not strain’d,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:

William Shakespeare
[Merchant of Venice, IV. i. 184]

and what is given what is taken what is left laying out in the rain rusted wasted lost the extent of it is unknowable like the lamented potential i personally pissed away back in the day. and though i try and never wonder what might have come of me, in vulnerable times my own voice still rains down in my own mind, a voice that lost itself years ago, screaming ranting raging until it reduced itself to this ragged whisper, a difference which passes for grace in this journey of mine defined by rain and it hasn’t been gentle with me, nor i with myself.

as i pass through the merciless aftermath of my latest mistakes, my path takes me straight through the worst electricity of an entirely stormy existence; i am at the mercy of the elements here, but i am also the elements themselves. i am my own solstice i am my own justice, and as such i have neither given nor taken very much mercy.

oh. a conclusion? don’t have one.


You’re not sure what’s going on here
But you’re sure it isn’t right
Make it easy on yourself
There’s nothing more you can do
You’re so full of what is right
You can’t see what is true
A quality of justice
A quantity of light
A particle of mercy
Makes the color of right
Gravity and distance
Change the passage of light
Gravity and distance
Change the color of right
The Color Of Right

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rush (the color of right, from test for echo)

2 thoughts on “justice to the left of me, justice to the right

  1. and those who read. looked upon. the one. and said. no time is ever wasted. no moment ever lost. for all make up the part. the sum. which is the one.
    though i cannot say. why i have read as i read the above. the voice of what i consider to be shakespeare’s rang through my head.

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