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LISTS: The allure in power

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

There is a mystical allure in power,
not just energy and its light and heat,
or its forms as a particle or a wave.

Real power has potential while also being a consuming force. Continue reading

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It’s your worldview that convicted you

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

“Why,” asked the defendant, “did they jury point out
that I was kind, and pretty and well intentioned?
Then jolt me with a mandatory sentence?” Continue reading


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Victimization of the bystander

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Standing there
a bystander sees 
the slow-motion action unfold
Criminals slid into position
Victim changed focus
surprising heat and anger
being caught off guard
vulnerable Continue reading