Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat living in Borlänge, Sweden, where he writes fiction and poetry. Some of his most recent work has appeared in: Foreign & Far Away – Writers Abroad Anthology,Sleeping Cat Books – Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Tic Toc, and Storm Cycle Anthologies - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Vine Leaves, and Cordite Poetry Review.
Bruce warns us of a powerful enemy that feed on hatred and fear in this evocative verse, in Different Truths.
Our enemy is faster
without doubts and
unencumbered by the cloth of ethics
wearing skins of every race
beyond the reach of simple justice.
Do not think that he is beaten in a single battle
or in many
He will follow us through lifetimes
killing as he goes
unseen by most
and weakened only be the love of men
for one another
Strengthened by their hate and anger.