Words, black ants on a clean slate,

Have the power to point 

Fingers damning, shaming, ridiculing

Another forcing

One into friendless exile.

They can also be nails

Used to build bridges over

That creek of muddy mire

Connecting people like

Paper clips. 

Oh Lord, 

Let my language 

Be bridges.

(With a shout out to Matkim Shutov of Unsplash for the great photo)

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