Tagged: compassion

the housefly that spent

the housefly that spent
a day with us indoors felt
faint, dragging its wings

until daddy felt sorry,
captured it to let it out
.
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because you brought home

because you brought home
the starling, broken-winged or
broken-legged, and nursed

it back to health, there will be
other starlings, carrying hope
.
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we are a handful

we are a handful
of traditions away from
tolerating one

another, another handful
from some kind of understanding
.
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perhaps the eighth most

perhaps the eighth most
dangerous thing for a spider
in the shower is

a girl without her glasses
on – compassion plays no part
.
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when it is just clear

when it is just clear
enough
, we can
see ourselves
in one another. when
it is just muddy
enough, we may
see each
other in ourselves
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: enough

because we live

because we live
and we die,
we will forget
to be kind, make
sure to pass
down only the
compassionate
genes, inspire
empathy, break
patterns
.
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surely time must have

this morning, grating

this morning, grating
ginger – a small cut, blood for
blood – yesterday’s dead

cockroach haunting me. i pretend
this makes us at all even
.
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the two cockroaches

the two cockroaches
i killed on friday morning
had families – it’s

only right and compassionate
that i poison the others
.
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in everything, do