July 2, 2019

How close do ghosts of evil lurk to our surfaces?

Adam Learmonth, 27

This poem is an amalgamation of conversations and moments with assorted people that, when combined, give an uneasy indication of just how deep some people’s prejudices go, and how malleable their moral compass and ethical stances can be, when they think they are in approving company.

It is important because it proves that evil thoughts can be present beneath reasonable-seeming and well-meaning individuals, and that it’s not enough to attack and ostracise people who overtly display such thoughts at any given moment – the ideas themselves must be countered, or they will simply crop up elsewhere.