Sunday, June 12, 2016

primum non nocere


sometime
we fall short
of being better people
when we won’t
recognize a symptom
a sorrow
a struggle

our pride fights back
when we should
come to the table
to surrender
disarm our demons
and be still

even though pain
tortures our conscience
tears at our heart

our incomprehension
pushes us toward
escalation
and deeper wounds

making more scars
when we could begin
to help

to heal…

Barry DeCarli
June 3, 2016
On Hammond Pond
©Barry DeCarli






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