Well Positioned Laugh

Amilcar de Castro

unfold two arms and contempt is demolished
enfold those same arms to watch joy trickle in

a people will sometimes unfold a desperate history
families will recover — enfold the pain together, finally

unfold a religious deity while searching for a truth
watch a community enfold, encouraging questions, humanely

today unfolds — many options abound, so many seem needless
consider laughing aloud, enfolding those with your sound

a surprise may unfold with a well positioned laugh
depleting tension, enfolding peace nudging toward a saner hour



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